Safe Abortion

The Two-Child Norm: More Anti-Autonomy than Antidote


A 1980s Indian Stamp stating 'a small family is a happy family'   Zahra Andalucia Wynne – Since 1951, India has seen its population almost quadruple from 360 million to 1.2 billion people, making it the ..... Read More

Supreme Court Orders 2017


Available below are all of HRLN's Reproductive Rights Initative's 2017 Orders in the Supreme Court of India.   ..... Read More

Despite Sterilization At Delhi Govt Clinic, Woman Gets Pregnant, Asks For Compensation


A 28-year-old mother of four has moved the Delhi High Court seeking compensation from the Delhi government for the failure of a parivar seva clinic run by it to sterilise her, leading to her fourth pregnancy. The petition, which seeks implementation of the Centres Family Planning Indemnity Scheme, was listed for ..... Read More

The Lancet release latest study on abortion and unintended pregnancy in India


The Lancet have released their latest study on incidences of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India, with the research period taking place in the year 2015. This is an incredibly important study, as there is generally a lack of information surrounding incidences of abortion in India, which contributes to ..... Read More

56% Abortions Unsafe Despite Being Legal; Proposed Amendments On Hold


Niketa Mehta was in the 24th week of her pregnancy when a test revealed substantial abnormalities in the foetus’ heart that posed a risk to its survival. Mehta decided to abort, but found herself restrained by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, which prohibits abortion of a foetus ..... Read More
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