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Blackbuck skin found in house of doctor accused of performing illegal abortion

The police have arrested five persons, including Dr Rekha Kadam and two nurses, for performing an abortion on a 13-year-old girl.
An Indian blackbuck, also known as the Indian antelope, jumps in a field near Bhetnoi village in Odisha.(AFP)
An Indian blackbuck, also known as the Indian antelope, jumps in a field near Bhetnoi village in Odisha.(AFP)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 07:31 PM IST
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Kim Seon-ho apologises to ex-girlfriend after abortion claims

Hometown Cha Cha Cha star Kim Seon-ho has addressed rumours of him forcing his ex-girlfriend to have an abortion. The actor apologised to her and fans. 
Kim Seon-ho addresses allegations of forcing his ex-girlfriend to have an abortion. 
Kim Seon-ho addresses allegations of forcing his ex-girlfriend to have an abortion. 
Published on Oct 20, 2021 11:38 AM IST
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New abortion rules for ‘special categories’ of women, details here

The new rules have been notified for certain categories of women, which include survivors of sexual assault, minors, mentally ill women, and others.
The new rules come under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 passed by Parliament in March. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The new rules come under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 passed by Parliament in March. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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Court stays order directing police to lodge FIR on forced abortion complaint

The magistrate had directed the SHO of Delhi's Mangolpuri police station to file an FIR against the husband and his family on the complaint of an alleged forced abortion in 2017, saying the allegations made by the woman were serious in nature.
Additional Sessions Judge Kiran Gupta passed the directions on a revision petition filed by the woman's mother-in-law, who approached the sessions court against an order passed by a magisterial court on October 7. (Getty images/iStock Photo)
Additional Sessions Judge Kiran Gupta passed the directions on a revision petition filed by the woman's mother-in-law, who approached the sessions court against an order passed by a magisterial court on October 7. (Getty images/iStock Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 02:45 PM IST
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Texas wins bid to reinstate abortion law challenged by Biden administration

The law makes no exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. It also lets ordinary citizens enforce the ban, rewarding them at least $10,000 if they successfully sue anyone who helped provide abortion after the fetal cardiac activity is detected.
The Texas abortion law, which took effect on Sept. 1, bans abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy. (AFP)
The Texas abortion law, which took effect on Sept. 1, bans abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy. (AFP)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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US judge temporarily blocks near-total ban on abortion in Texas

Biden's Justice Department sued Texas on September 9 and sought a temporary injunction against the law, arguing during an October 1 hearing that the measure violates the US constitution.
People protest for and against abortion rights outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S. October 4, 2021. (REUTERS)
People protest for and against abortion rights outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S. October 4, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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Rajya Sabha passes bill to allow abortion up to 24 weeks

  • Harsh Vardhan moved the MTP(Amendment) Bill 2020 which was passed by voice vote. The bill also ensures that women get access to safe and legal abortion services on therapeutic, eugenic, humanitarian grounds.
The bill seeks to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. It provides for enhancing the upper gestation limit from 20 to 24 weeks for special categories of women, but does not specify the category.(HT Archive)
The bill seeks to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. It provides for enhancing the upper gestation limit from 20 to 24 weeks for special categories of women, but does not specify the category.(HT Archive)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 06:20 AM IST
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Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

The bans were pushed by Republicans who want to force the US Supreme Court to revisit its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
Another sweeping abortion ban was signed into law by South Carolina’s governor last month but was quickly blocked by a federal judge. (Shutterstock Image)
Another sweeping abortion ban was signed into law by South Carolina’s governor last month but was quickly blocked by a federal judge. (Shutterstock Image)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 06:47 AM IST
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South Carolina House passes bill banning most abortions

About a dozen other states have passed similar or more restrictive abortion bans, which could take effect if the US Supreme Court — with three justices appointed by Republican former President Donald Trump — were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 court decision supporting abortion rights.
South Carolina House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill, left, and House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, right, talk after Democrats requested an abortion bill be read in full on Wednesday,(AP)
South Carolina House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill, left, and House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, right, talk after Democrats requested an abortion bill be read in full on Wednesday,(AP)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 04:16 AM IST
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‘Down with patriarchy, long live feminism’: How demonstrations led to Argentina legalising abortion

What really kicked off the movement was the brutal murders of women in 2015, including a 14-year-old pregnant girl, and led to the creation of the Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less) movement, which began highlighting the struggle Argentine women faced in getting underground abortions.
Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on December 30, 2020.(AFP)
Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on December 30, 2020.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh

Rage and hope fuel women’s revolt over abortion in Poland

Karolina Micula had used her bare chest in political protest once before. When Poland’s right-wing government first tried to restrict abortion rights, the actress and singer delivered an intense performance onstage in Wroclaw in 2017 that included her spreading paint in the national colours — white and red — onto her breasts and face, ending with a fist raised high.
Karolina Micula stripped to her waist and stood on top of a car at a busy Warsaw intersection during a protest, holding a flare high and giving the middle finger.(Instagram)
Karolina Micula stripped to her waist and stood on top of a car at a busy Warsaw intersection during a protest, holding a flare high and giving the middle finger.(Instagram)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 05:52 PM IST
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Warsaw, Poland | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Rage and hope fuel women’s revolt over abortion in Poland

When Poland’s right-wing government first tried to restrict abortion rights, the actress and singer delivered an intense performance onstage in Wroclaw in 2017 that included her spreading paint in the national colours — white and red — onto her breasts and face, ending with a fist raised high.
The upheaval began when Poland’s constitutional court, packed with loyalists of the conservative ruling party, ruled October 22 to ban abortions in cases of congenital fetal defects, even if the fetus has no chance of survival.(Associated Press)
The upheaval began when Poland’s constitutional court, packed with loyalists of the conservative ruling party, ruled October 22 to ban abortions in cases of congenital fetal defects, even if the fetus has no chance of survival.(Associated Press)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Warsaw, Poland | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Thousands in Argentina march against new move to legalize abortion

The largest group congregated in Buenos Aires before the Congress, which is expected in the coming week to begin debating legislation on a matter that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation.
A demonstrator participates in an anti-abortion rally outside the National Congress building, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(REUTERS)
A demonstrator participates in an anti-abortion rally outside the National Congress building, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 06:29 AM IST
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Bueno Aires | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Covid-19 exacerbates the risk of unsafe abortions | Opinion

The lack of safe abortion facilities will have an impact on both health and family planning long after the coronavirus crisis is overcome, both in terms of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions. Planning for this now is the only option
A botched abortion can result in physical damage to the reproductive organs and psychological issues such as depression and stress(SHUTTERSTOCK)
A botched abortion can result in physical damage to the reproductive organs and psychological issues such as depression and stress(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 05:43 AM IST
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Bombay HC allows gynaecologist accused of illegal abortions to resume medical practice

Dr. Jadhavar and his wife, Dr. Ashwini, also a gynaecologist, were booked by police in Maharashtra’s Solapur district in February 2018 for performing illegal abortions.
On June 4, 2018, Bombay HC had granted bail to Dr. Ashwini on the condition that she is barred from her medical practice until the trial concludes.
On June 4, 2018, Bombay HC had granted bail to Dr. Ashwini on the condition that she is barred from her medical practice until the trial concludes.
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

‘Demographic genocide’: China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilisation

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.
In this 2018 photo, a Uighur child plays alone in the courtyard of a home at the Unity New Village in Hotan, in western China's Xinjiang region.(AP photo)
In this 2018 photo, a Uighur child plays alone in the courtyard of a home at the Unity New Village in Hotan, in western China's Xinjiang region.(AP photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 03:20 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Donald Trump to become first US president to attend March for Life anti-abortion rally

Although the Supreme Court legalized abortion, opposition to it remains strong in parts of American society, particularly in the so-called Bible Belt states of the South and mid-section of the country.
Abortion rights activists have accused Trump of an anti-abortion agenda.(AP File Photo)
Abortion rights activists have accused Trump of an anti-abortion agenda.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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Over 95% women do not regret having an abortion

Published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, the study found no evidence that women began to regret their decisions as years passed.
Researchers have found that even five years down the line after having an abortion, over 95% of the women said it was the right decision for them(Unsplash)
Researchers have found that even five years down the line after having an abortion, over 95% of the women said it was the right decision for them(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 10:56 AM IST
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Morocco journalist gets 1-year jail for ‘illegal abortion’

In a case that has sparked widespread debate on personal and media freedoms in Morocco, her gynaecologist, who spoke up in her defence, was given two years and her Sudanese fiance one year in prison.
A journalist for Akhbar Al-Yaoum -- an Arabic-language newspaper which has a history of run-ins with the authorities -- she was sentenced under Article 490 of the legal code of the Muslim kingdom.(Getty Images/Vetta)
A journalist for Akhbar Al-Yaoum -- an Arabic-language newspaper which has a history of run-ins with the authorities -- she was sentenced under Article 490 of the legal code of the Muslim kingdom.(Getty Images/Vetta)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 04:20 AM IST
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Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales revamps law on abortions

The new law allows terminations for women who are up to 22 weeks pregnant. Beyond 22 weeks, two doctors need to approve an abortion and they also need to seek advice from a hospital advisory committee.
New South Wales decriminalises abortion after a fractious debate that threatened to divide the conservative government of New South Wales.(Reuters Photo/ Representative image)
New South Wales decriminalises abortion after a fractious debate that threatened to divide the conservative government of New South Wales.(Reuters Photo/ Representative image)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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Madagascar’s ‘angel makers’ flourish in ban on abortion

Abortion is illegal on the island state of Madagascar, a majority-Christian country that Pope Francis is set to visit next week as part of his second trip to sub-Saharan Africa.
Abortions and miscarriages kill an average of three women per day in Madagascar.(iStockphoto)
Abortions and miscarriages kill an average of three women per day in Madagascar.(iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Gurugram doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for conducting illegal abortions

According to the police, the man ran a clinic in Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, and was conducting ultrasounds and prescribing abortion pills without required licenses or permits from the health department in 2017.
The police had received a complaint about illegal abortions taking place at the clinic from the district health department in January 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The police had received a complaint about illegal abortions taking place at the clinic from the district health department in January 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 01:30 PM IST
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Decriminalise abortion, three women petition Supreme Court

The PIL seeking decriminalisation of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy has been filed by a teacher, a digital marketeer and a PR executive.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre while agreeing to hear a PIL by three women seeking decriminalisation of aboryion.(Getty Images)
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre while agreeing to hear a PIL by three women seeking decriminalisation of aboryion.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 02:26 PM IST
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Delhi man booked for sexually assaulting exec, forcing abortion

According to the police, the woman, a resident of Sector 47, alleged that she had met the suspect in 2017, after which he befriended her.
A Delhi resident was booked on Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman over a period of four months on the pretext of marrying her and for forcing her to undergo an abortion(AP)
A Delhi resident was booked on Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman over a period of four months on the pretext of marrying her and for forcing her to undergo an abortion(AP)
Published on Jul 07, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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Mike Pence calls on US Supreme Court to take up selective abortion

While serving as governor of Indiana, Pence had signed into law a ban on so-called “selective” abortions. A lower court struck it down, and earlier Tuesday, the US Supreme Court opted not to weigh in until lower courts do so.
US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to take up a case about abortions based on sex, race or potential disability of the fetus, after the high court sidestepped the issue.(AFP)
US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to take up a case about abortions based on sex, race or potential disability of the fetus, after the high court sidestepped the issue.(AFP)
Updated on May 29, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Gift from God:’ Alabama governor bans nearly all abortions

The law’s sponsors want to give conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court a chance to gut abortion rights nationwide.
Alabama’s Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.(NYT)
Alabama’s Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.(NYT)
Updated on May 16, 2019 04:28 PM IST
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Two-thirds of abortions unsafe in major Indian states: Study

In the nine states (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Assam), which represent 50% of the population, the overall rate of unsafe abortion was 67%.
The study of 1.8 million women analysed anonymous data from India’s 2010-2013 Annual Health Surveys to estimate the rates of and risk factors for unsafe abortion and abortion-related maternal mortality in nine states.(Photo:Shutterstock)
The study of 1.8 million women analysed anonymous data from India’s 2010-2013 Annual Health Surveys to estimate the rates of and risk factors for unsafe abortion and abortion-related maternal mortality in nine states.(Photo:Shutterstock)
Updated on May 04, 2019 05:03 PM IST
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More U.S. states push ahead with near-bans on abortion for Supreme court challenge

The move came the same day that Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature passed one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bans - outlawing the procedure if a doctor can detect a heartbeat.
North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the foetus from the womb.(Reuters)
North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the foetus from the womb.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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Bombay HC: Government must look after kids surviving abortion if parents unable to care

In India, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, allows a registered medical practitioner to terminate pregnancies older than 20 weeks only if it poses a threat to the life of the woman.
The medical boards set up by the court to check if the abortions were safe, pointed out the court the possibility of the foetus surviving.(HT File Photo)
The medical boards set up by the court to check if the abortions were safe, pointed out the court the possibility of the foetus surviving.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 02:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Haryana doctor booked for raping nurse, forcing abortions four times

The woman, in her complaint, told the police that she has been working with private hospitals in the city for the last three-and-a-half- years. She met the doctor in 2016 at a private hospital where both used to work.
A 25-year-old doctor was booked on Wednesday night for allegedly raping a 23-year-old nurse for over three years on the pretext of marrying her and forcing her to undergo abortion four times. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)
A 25-year-old doctor was booked on Wednesday night for allegedly raping a 23-year-old nurse for over three years on the pretext of marrying her and forcing her to undergo abortion four times. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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