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Case under MTP Act registered in Kalka

A woman who was six to seven weeks pregnant tried to induce abortion through a kit her husband had bought from a friend
Kalka police registered a case under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, on Thursday, after woman tried to destroy her foetus using an abortion kit.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Kalka police registered a case under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, on Thursday, after woman tried to destroy her foetus using an abortion kit.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

The amendments in the MTP Act bill are flawed| Analysis

A woman’s right to reproductive freedom remains subordinated to the medical and legal regime
The Union Cabinet’s approval of the Amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971, in January, sets the stage for a small though belated step forward.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Union Cabinet’s approval of the Amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971, in January, sets the stage for a small though belated step forward.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 28, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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By Vrinda Grover

Defend the woman’s autonomy, right to choose

In theory, India’s position on abortion is progressive. In practice, the law is flawed and punishes women
The MTP Act ignores the socioeconomic implications of childbirth, placing women under intense physical, mental, and social duress(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The MTP Act ignores the socioeconomic implications of childbirth, placing women under intense physical, mental, and social duress(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 19, 2019 07:43 PM IST
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By Anubha Rastogi and Raunaq Chandrashekar

Why India needs a new MTP Act?

The aged and outdated Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971, continues to be a hindrance in reproductive rights of women in modern India.
The Union health ministry has drafted a fresh Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is under inter-ministerial consultation.(iStockphoto)
The Union health ministry has drafted a fresh Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is under inter-ministerial consultation.(iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 01:09 PM IST
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Livemint, New Delhi | By Neetu Chandra Sharma

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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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

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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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Mumbai Metro-1 monthly trip pass to cost Rs 25 to Rs 50 more from February

An MMOPL spokesperson said the move was aimed at encouraging commuters to use SVP to avail maximum benefits.
The MTP is valid for 30 days with 45 trips.(HT PHOTO)
The MTP is valid for 30 days with 45 trips.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Delhi high court lets teen rape survivor terminate pregnancy despite docs’ warning

Justice Vibhu Bakhru gave the permission to abort the foetus, noting that both the victim and her father had been explained the risks and they were “adamant” that the pregnancy should be aborted.
The Delhi HC was hearing a petition filed by a 22 week pregnant teenager who was allegedly raped for one year by a married man.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
The Delhi HC was hearing a petition filed by a 22 week pregnant teenager who was allegedly raped for one year by a married man.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 02:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka

Mumbai rape survivor seeks discharge from hospital to attend school after abortion of 25-week-foetus

The 13-year-old rape survivor, who was allowed to undergo MTP of pregnancy by the Bombay HC last week, is a Class 10 student.
The 13-year-old rape survivor, who was allowed to undergo MTP of pregnancy by the Bombay HC last week, is a Class 10 student.(AFP File)
The 13-year-old rape survivor, who was allowed to undergo MTP of pregnancy by the Bombay HC last week, is a Class 10 student.(AFP File)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Tired of Mumbai traffic? You may be able to rent a bike soon

If the Mumbai Traffic Police gives a green signal, people will be able to hire two-wheelers that could cost Rs 2-5 per kilometre or Rs 300-500 per day, depending upon the variants.
Mumbaikars may soon be able to hire two-wheelers that could cost Rs 2-5 per kilometre or Rs 300-500 per day, depending upon the variants, if the city traffic police green signals the proposal.(HT File Photo)
Mumbaikars may soon be able to hire two-wheelers that could cost Rs 2-5 per kilometre or Rs 300-500 per day, depending upon the variants, if the city traffic police green signals the proposal.(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2018 03:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai

A safe abortion is every woman’s choice and right

The MTP Amendment Bill of 2014 is a progressive law, it does not insist that the woman be married and it raises the abortion limit to 24 weeks
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Updated on Jul 30, 2018 09:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker

We need a revised legislation on abortion

The medical interpretation of the abortion law also suggests that the woman has no right to her sexuality or reproductive rights. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2014 would have addressed some of these concerns though it is hanging fire at the moment.
Given that a choice of contraceptives is not always available and many women still do not have control over their bodies, a revised Medical Terminations of Pregnancy legislation would be really empowering(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Given that a choice of contraceptives is not always available and many women still do not have control over their bodies, a revised Medical Terminations of Pregnancy legislation would be really empowering(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 06:57 PM IST
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