abortion

Abortion in India: One in three pregnancies gets terminated

Abortion in India: One in three pregnancies gets terminated

According to the study published in the noted medical journal Lancet, India recorded around 15.6 million abortions in 2015.

Dec 12, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

US lawmaker to retire after mistress abortion scandal: media

A US congressman who sponsored legislation criminalizing late-term abortion announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year, after a report revealed he urged his mistress to have an abortion.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
US House votes to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

US House votes to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to ban nearly all late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, advancing a priority held by President Donald Trump's party.

Oct 04, 2017, 10:38 AM IST

Thousands protest against Ireland's abortion ban

Thousands of people staged a massive protest calling for an end to Ireland's abortion laws.

Oct 01, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
13-year-old rape survivor gets nod from Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy

13-year-old rape survivor gets nod from Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy

The girl is a resident of Mumbai and a student of class seven. 

Sep 06, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
Supreme Court to hear 13-year-old rape survivor's plea to abort 30-week-old foetus today

Supreme Court to hear 13-year-old rape survivor's plea to abort 30-week-old foetus today

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, will be hearing the plea of a 13-year-old rape survivor, who is seeking permission to abort her 30-week-old foetus.

Aug 31, 2017, 07:18 AM IST
SC allows woman to abort foetus suffering from cardiac anomaly

SC allows woman to abort foetus suffering from cardiac anomaly

The medical board, in its report, told the apex court that, "the surgeries that will be necessary on the foetus have been reported to carry high morbidity and mortality."

Aug 10, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
SC allows woman to abort 26-week-old foetus without skull

SC allows woman to abort 26-week-old foetus without skull

It directed that the termination of pregnancy would be performed by the doctors of the hospital where she underwent a medical check-up.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Hyderabad: Engineering student dies after botched abortion

The police were trying to find out if the hospital violated the guidelines by the Indian Medical Council and District Medical and Health Officer for abortions.

 

Aug 07, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
New guidelines allowing abortion till 24 weeks 'only in rare cases' may soon be issued

New guidelines allowing abortion till 24 weeks 'only in rare cases' may soon be issued

Section 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act permits a termination after the mandated 20 weeks only if it is "immediately necessary" to save the life of the mother.

Aug 01, 2017, 10:32 AM IST
Supreme Court dismisses plea for 10-year-old rape survivor's abortion

Supreme Court dismisses plea for 10-year-old rape survivor's abortion

The PIL was filed after a Chandigarh district court on July 18 refused to let the girl undergo the abortion after it was confirmed that she was 26 weeks pregnant.

Jul 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Supreme Court allows 10-year-old rape victim abort pregnancy

Supreme Court allows 10-year-old rape victim abort pregnancy

A bench comprising of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that a medical board will look in to the possible risk on the girl's life due to the abortion.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to abort 23-week-old foetus

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to abort 23-week-old foetus

Kolkata based Sharmishta Chakraborty, in her petition, has claimed that her foetus had severe complications and may die if allowed to be born.

Jul 03, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy

SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Friday set up a panel of seven doctors to examine and ascertain the medical condition of a Kolkata-based expectant mother seeking the termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy.

Jun 23, 2017, 22:30 PM IST
Kolkata woman's plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

Kolkata woman's plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

A vacation bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul directed the medical board to submit the report by June 29 after ascertaining the health of the mother and the foetus.

Jun 23, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

SC seeks Centre, West Bengal's reply on woman's plea for abortion

The petitioner in her plea said that she had suffered immense mental and physical anguish after coming to know of the abnormalities in her 21st week of pregnancy.
 

Jun 21, 2017, 22:24 PM IST
Aborted, declared dead by Delhi hospital and found alive later, 5-month-old baby breathes his last after 30 hours

Aborted, declared dead by Delhi hospital and found alive later, 5-month-old baby breathes his last after 30 hours

Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital in the national capital declared the aborted foetus dead and handed it over to the family in a polythene bag.

Jun 20, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Supreme Court directs AIIMS to examine poor woman with HIV seeking abortion

Supreme Court directs AIIMS to examine poor woman with HIV seeking abortion

The Supreme Court has directed the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) to set up a board to examine the medical condition of a poor woman suffering from HIV who is seeking medical termination of pregnancy after being sexually assaulted.

May 03, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Down syndrome: What causes this congenital disorder, everything you need to know

Down syndrome: What causes this congenital disorder, everything you need to know

Down syndrome, also known as Down's syndrome, is a genetic disorder which causes intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities. 

Mar 01, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies? Possible health risks

Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies? Possible health risks

Abortions are considered generally safe if they're carried out as early as possible in pregnancy.

Jan 17, 2017, 11:52 AM IST