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Abortion in India: Report Reveals Widespread Legal Barriers and Recommends Ways to Improve Access card link

Abortion in India: Report Reveals Widespread Legal Barriers and Recommends Ways to Improve Access

Report by the Center and partners launched at a virtual event for advocates and stakeholders in India.

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India Passes Abortion Reform but Fails to Undo Barriers to Access

This week, the Parliament of India passed an amendment to India’s 50-year-old abortion law that fails to remove barriers to access and instead creates new ones. Following Presidential assent, per procedure, the amendment will become law. While [...]

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India’s Proposed Abortion “Reform” Fails to Undo Barriers to Access

An amendment to India’s 50-year-old abortion law, proposed as “reform,” fails to remove barriers to access and instead creates new ones. The amendment entrenches a harmful policy requiring women to obtain authorization by a medical practitioner for all abortion [...]

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April COVID-19 Landscape: SRHR and Gendered Issues in Asia

Newsletter of the April 2020 updates regarding COVID-19’s effects on SRH services and gender issues throughout the Asia-Pacific region, more specifically: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, and the Philippines. The Nepal RHRWG, [...]

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Securing Reproductive Justice in India: A Casebook

Securing Reproductive Justice in India: A Casebook brings together judgements and orders by the Indian Supreme Court and High Courts across twelve reproductive justice issues. In India, courts have been at the forefront of recognizing and [...]

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It’s time to end judicial authorization for abortion in India

It’s time to end judicial authorization for abortion in India Meera* was only 10 years old when she became pregnant after being raped. Meera did not know she was pregnant, and her family only realized [...]

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Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. [...]

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Ending Impunity for Child Marriage in India: Normative and Implementation Gaps

In 2006, India passed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) to combat the widespread practice of child marriage. The PCMA prohibits the solemnization of child marriage below the age of 18 for girls and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed card link

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed

LA Times Op-Ed: Anti-Choice TRAP Laws Exposed Anti-choice state legislation has been alarmingly successful at limiting abortion access across the country over the last few years, writes CUNY Law Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an incisive [...]

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Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps”

Spotlight on India Sterilization “Camps” A recent Wall Street Journal article takes a look at some of the big-picture issues around the recent tragedy in Bilaspur, India, where 13 women died and dozens of others [...]

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CEDAW Committee holds India Accountable for Failure to Prevent and Prosecute Cases of Child Marriage, and Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Services

CEDAW Committee holds India Accountable for Failure to Prevent and Prosecute Cases of Child Marriage The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) recently criticized India for failing to address [...]

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Committee on the Rights of the Child Holds India Accountable for Failing to Eliminate Child Marriage and Ensure Access to Reproductive Health Services and Autonomy for Girls

Committee on the Rights of the Child Holds India Accountable for Failing to Eliminate Child Marriage The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) recently criticized India for a wide range of [...]

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Combatting Child Marriage

Combatting Child Marriage The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15, one in three will marry before 18. Some are [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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