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Factsheet: India MTP Amendment Act (2021) card link

Factsheet: India MTP Amendment Act (2021)

This Center factsheet, released in September 2022, outlines and analyzes India's 2021 MTP Amendment Act, which aimed to reform the country's 50-year-old abortion law, the 1971 Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

Abortion, Legal Protections, Other Barriers,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

U.S. Abortion Laws in Global Context (Fact Sheet)

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, an onslaught of abortion bans have gone into effect throughout the U.S. Half of U.S. states are currently poised [...]

Abortion,United States, Global,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Global Trends: Abortion Rights 2022

An infographic showing the global trends in abortion rights.

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States, Global,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Legal and Policy Barriers to Self-Managed Abortion (Report)

We envision a world where individuals seeking abortion care can exercise full reproductive autonomy without any impediments or gatekeepers. This includes the ability of individuals to have self-managed abortions, which are those performed through self-care [...]

Abortion,Global,Reporting on Rights,Fact Sheets

Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

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Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study card link

Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study

Through a field-based study in four states--Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu--the "Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study" aims to understand and document the way in which the Indian Medical Termination [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v. Union of India and Another, [...]

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Reproductive Rights in Indian Courts

Over the last decade, Indian courts have issued several notable decisions recognizing women’s reproductive rights as part of the “inalienable survival rights” implicitly protected under the fundamental right to life. In certain ground-breaking judgments, the [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

NAMHHR v. Chhattisgarh

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, NAMHHR v. Chhattisgarh, which was filed before the High Court of Chhattisgarh in June 2014 by the National Alliance for Maternal Health and [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,In the Courts,Publications

Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana, which was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in India in November 2013, by [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, India,In the Courts,Publications

Child Marriage in South Asia: Stop the Impunity

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage.   This publication was supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation. 

Adolescent SRHR,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Fact Sheet: CHARM v. Bihar

The Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) v. State of Bihar is a public interest case that seeks to hold the Government of India accountable for the poor conditions in public health facilities in [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Maternal Mortality in India: 2011 Update Document Download

This report is an update to Maternal Mortality in India: Using International and Constitutional Law to Promote Accountability and Change, published by the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) in 2008. Since its release, Maternal [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.