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Volume 14
No. 1
February, 2020

India: Proposed Bill Will Expand Access to Abortion

India's Union Cabinet will consider legislation to amend the existing abortion law to increase access to abortion. The current law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971, permits abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. The drafted bill would extend that limit up to 24 weeks gestation. The proposed bill also expands the extension to include victims of rape and minor girls, and reduces the requirement of needing two physicians' approval to one. Sources said the changes came after consultation with government stakeholders, academic institutions, professional associations, and NGOs.

 
 
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In This Double Issue

 
US: Pro-Life Strong 47 Years after Legalization of Abortion on Demand
March for Life
President Trump and the Trump Administration
US Congress
States: A Battleground for Abortion Laws
US Supreme Court
 
Defending Life
Ireland: Pro-Life Lawmakers Re-elected
 
Focus on the United Nations
UN Women: Advancing Abortion in the Name of Equality 
 
International Pressure for Abortion
Ipas: Promoting Access to Abortion in Kenya and Nigeria
Doctors Without Borders Provides Online Abortion Instructions 
FIGO Advancing Abortion in Ten African Countries, Panama and Peru
European Funding for Abortion, Fears Over US Pro-Life Administration
SheDecides Recognizes MPs Promoting Abortion
 
Legislative News
Mexico: Abortion bill defeated in State of Hidalgo
EU: Workshop for European Parliament Staff Focuses on Strategies to Promote Reproductive Rights
EU: Nordic MEPs Send Trump Letter Protesting Mexico City Policy
India: Proposed Bill Will Expand Access to Abortion
Isle of Man: Parliament Kills Assisted Suicide Measure
 
Judicial News
Colombia: Challenge to Legal Abortion    

 


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