Safe Abortion

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

#KnowYourRights Medical Termination of Pregnancy Brochure


HRLN recently released a brochure on abortion rights, more formally known as 'medical termination of pregnancy'. The brochure details the legality of abortion, what to do if refused, the dangers of unsafe abortions, and what to do if past the legally mandated gestation period. The right to a safe ..... Read More

HRLN receives a positive order in Mumbai regarding termination of pregnancy past the 20-week period


HRLN received a positive order from the High Court in Mumbai on the 6th November 2017 regarding a petitioner's need to terminate her pregnancy past the 20-week period mandated by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. In this case, severe fetal abnormalities had been detected, but the petitioner ..... Read More
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