Unequal Access: India’s Abortion Rights Maze Explainer: the abortion laws in India

15, Jun 2024 | CJP Team

The landscape of abortion rights in India is a complex and evolving one. While a landmark amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act in 2021 extended the legal limit for abortion from 20 to 24 weeks, it fell short of establishing abortion on demand as an absolute right. This progress is further complicated by the inconsistent application of these laws across different courts.  How do you think this impacts women’s rights and access to healthcare?


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