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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act

Bombay HC dismissed plea seeking amendment in abortion law

The court rejected the petition saying that there were health and legal issues around the abortions of rape victims.

24 Aug 2019 2:08 AM

HC allows teenage rape victim to abort 26-week-old foetus

The Bombay high court has allowed a 13-year-old rape victim to terminate her 26-week-old foetus.

06 May 2018 5:00 AM

Delhi HC refuses abortion nod to 15-yr-old rape victim

The court refused to allow termination of the 25-week-old pregnancy because it is risky for both the mother and the foetus.

22 Dec 2017 8:05 PM

Raped teen’s dad moves Bombay HC to abort 26-week foetus

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act bars abortion of a foetus over 20-week old unless approved by a court.

01 Dec 2017 1:09 AM

Supreme Court nod to abort 24-week foetus without skull

The report informed the court that there was a “complete absence of brain and skull” of the foetus and survival rate was minimal.

01 Sep 2017 12:54 AM


Supreme Court panel to take call on 12-year-old’s abortion

Medicos from state-run JJ Hospital will be included in the committee.

29 Aug 2017 1:25 AM

Mumbai: 13-year-old girl raped, impregnated; man arrested

Based on the doctor's advise, the girl's parents approached Charkop police, who registered a case of sexual assault on Thursday.

12 Aug 2017 9:19 AM

Doctors: Abortion best if there is threat to mom, kids’ life

The medicos said that the babies with abnormalities, in many cases, have not been able to survive.

29 Jul 2017 2:32 AM

Supreme Court to decide if 24-week foetus can be aborted

As the foetus has crossed the 20-weeks mark, it could not be aborted.

24 Jun 2017 4:57 AM

24-week pregnant lady seeks abortion, SC forms 7-doctor board to probe her health

The couple approached the SC seeking permission to abort 24-week foetus as it suffers from abnormalities that could be fatal for the mother.

23 Jun 2017 1:12 PM


Supreme Court notice to govts on plea for late abortion

As the foetus had crossed the 20-week, mark it could not be aborted, though it may be safe to do so.

22 Jun 2017 2:31 AM