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 of Pregnancy Act, 1971, and other laws operate as barriers to accessing safe abortion care. The study and the report […]
Center and Partners Promote Strategies to Expand Abortion Access at “Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia” Conference
The Center for Reproductive Rights Asia team is playing a significant role this month at Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia, a virtual conference focused on developing strategies to reduce barriers and expand access to safe abortion care in the region.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Reproductive Rights has been on the front lines of ensuring that reproductive health services are prioritized—through advocacy, policy development, and the creation of new programs and research initiatives.
A recent fact-finding report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners reveals widespread legal barriers to safe abortion access in India, leading to at least 800,000 unsafe abortions per year. Today, unsafe abortions account for 8-10% of maternal deaths in India. The report, titled Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortions in India: A […]