Minor rape victim's 25-week pregnancy terminated

Doctors on Friday started the medical procedure to abort a 25-week pregnancy of a minor rape victim after Supreme Court intervened in the girl's favour, in what might be a first of its kind case in the Indian medico-legal history.

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14-year-old rape survivor from Gujarat to undergo abortion

A 14-year-old rape survivor from Gujarat has been allowed abortion by a medical panel constituted by the Supreme Court, as per reports on Thursday.

14-year-old pregnant rape survivor allowed abortion by Supreme Court

A 14-year-old rape survivor from Gujarat has been allowed abortion by a medical panel constituted by the Supreme Court, as per reports on Thursday.

Landmark judgement: 14-year-old rape survivor allowed to abort by Supreme Court
Landmark judgement: 14-year-old rape survivor allowed to abort by Supreme Court

A 14-year-old rape survivor from Gujarat has been allowed abortion by a medical panel constituted by the Supreme Court, as per reports on Thursday.

Should 24-week pregnant 14-year-old rape victim undergo abortion? SC refers plea to doctors' panel
Should 24-week pregnant 14-year-old rape victim undergo abortion? SC refers plea to doctors' panel

The Supreme Court, which deals with a number of sensitive cases, found itself in a Catch-22 situation when the father of a 24-week pregnant 14-year-old rape victim filed a petition seeking permission for his daughter to undergo abortion.

Son preference is a global issue, say experts

Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.

Plea in HC against termination of mentally challenged woman's pregnancy

 A day after the sessions court here allowed Gujarat government to terminate 15-week-old pregnancy of a mentally-challenged woman, a city-based lawyer on Thursday challenged the order before the High Court.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

 The United Nations rights chief on Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

`Feminist drone` delivers abortion pills to Poland

Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country`s restrictive abortion laws.

India's abortion law stirs concern for women: US study

A new study has revealed that India's abortion law is putting women at risk, suggesting that it should be changed.

My News: Minor girl battles with rape and pregnancy in Bihar's Katihar

Watch how a minor girl in Bihar's Katihar is battling with rape and pregnancy.

Polls open for Irish referendum on gay marriage

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

US House bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

 

Washington: The Republicans-dominated US House of Representatives has approved a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a vote slammed by women's rights activists as "unconstitutional".

IMA has objected to allowing AYUSH practitioners to conduct abortions: Govt

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has objected to the government's move to allow AYUSH practitioners to conduct abortions, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Four arrested in protest against El Salvador abortion laws

Four activists were arrested Friday at El Salvador`s Embassy in Washington as they protested against prison sentences handed down to Salvadoran women for having allegedly undergone an abortion.

Panel discussion on gangraped woman's plea for abortion rejected by Gujarat HC- Part II

A gangraped woman's plea for abortion who sought to terminate her 28-week pregnancy was rejected by Gujarat High Court.

Uttar Pradesh: KV teacher sexually exploits Class XII student, forces abortion

A 12th grade student of a Lucknow-based Kendriya Vidyalaya was allegedly sexually exploited for two months by her school teacher, who also forced her to terminate a pregnancy, police said on Tuesday.

Odisha to set up more abortion centres

Acknowledging that maternal mortality rate in Odisha is quite higher against national average due to unsafe abortions, the state government has decided to set up more maternal termination of pregnancy centres (MTPs) by 2017.