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Statement on India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment

This week, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (‘MTP Bill’) was introduced and passed by the Upper House of the Parliament. The Bill amends the 50-year-old MTP Act, 1971, which sets the conditions, [...]

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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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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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India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV

India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Supreme Court of India denied a rape survivor living with HIV from seeking an abortion. In its ruling, the [...]

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Medical Panel in India Grants Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Medical Panel in India Grants Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) Four gynecologists informed the Supreme Court of India today that they determined a 14-year-old rape survivor, known as X, should receive [...]

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Supreme Court of India Allows Medical Panel to Grant Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Supreme Court of India Allows Medical Panel to Grant Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) Four gynecologists will determine whether a pregnant 14-year-old rape survivor can obtain a legal abortion, according to [...]

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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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Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services

Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Address Allegations of Denying Women Access to Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) –The Chhattisgarh Government was ordered by judges to immediately address allegations that women in the state lack [...]

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