ABORTION LAW

  • IMA rejects amendments in abortion law proposed by Health ministry November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has rejected the draft of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act amendments. The IMA has formed an Association of All India Body of Gynecologists on MTP, after a meeting on Friday, rejected the draft amendments to MTP act. The Union Health Ministry has...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 6, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Centre to amend abortion law, to allow pregnancy termination till 24 weeks November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Abortion may soon be permitted at 24th weeks of pregnancy, the current limit is 20 weeks. The Union Health Ministry has time and again indicated that it wants to expand the role of traditional medical practioners for public health in India. However the draft bill does have some...
  • Ireland performs first legal abortion after Savita case August 23, 2013

    London: Ireland's first life-saving pregnancy termination has been carried out under a new law following last year's tragic death of an Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion at an Irish hospital. The country's first legal termination was carried out on a woman who had an unviable 18-week pregnancy and...
  • Ireland: New law allows abortion if mother's life is in danger July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Abortion is now legal in Ireland on condition that it will save the life of the mother. The Irish Parliament passed the proabortion Bill after 48 hours of negotiations, all sparked by the Savita Halappanavar case. The law came eight months late for 31 year old Savita Halappanavar who...
  • Ireland votes to legalise abortion in lifesaving cases July 12, 2013

    Eight months after 31yearold Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died from pregnancy complications, the Ireland government has legalised abortions in lifesaving cases. This is a first for the Catholic country. ...
  • Savita's death: Midwives warn of more tragedies May 13, 2013

    London: Midwives and nurses in Ireland have warned that staff shortages at maternity units in the country could lead to a repeat of system failures that were blamed for Savita Halappanavar's death. The 31yearold dentist had died at Galway University Hospital on October 28, 2012, after a miscarriage at 17...
  • Ireland: Savita's death prompts review of abortion laws May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet has reached an agreement which will allow limited legal abortions for the first time ever. This historic bill is part of legislative changes that were promised after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was denied a lifesaving abortion. The new bill, which will have to...
  • Savita's husband likely to pursue her case in European courts April 20, 2013

    London: The husband of an Indian dentist, who lost her life after being denied an abortion in Ireland, has indicated that he would consider further action in the case through the courts in Europe after a jury at her inquest ruled that she died of medical misadventure. An 11member on Friday...
  • Ireland: Savita's husband 'optimistic' as verdict nears April 19, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's husband on Friday said he is hopeful of a fair verdict in the inquest into his wife's death following a miscarriage in 2012. "I am still optimistic. The question that has always been in my mind is why Savita died. It has been very tough....
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion April 6, 2013

    London: The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has rejected a motion supporting regulation of abortion where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of a pregnant woman as in the case of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died as a result of miscarriage. The motion was defeated by...
  • Catholic Church urges Irish to oppose abortion law December 25, 2012

    Dublin: The head of Ireland's Catholic Church urged followers in his Christmas Day message to lobby against government plans to legalise abortion. Ireland, the only European Union member state that currently outlaws the procedure, is preparing legislation that would allow limited access to abortion after the European Court of Human...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 19, 2012

    Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita, who...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 18, 2012

    London: Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita,...
  • I have no faith in Irish govt's probe, says Savita husband November 22, 2012

    The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied abortion, questions the credibility of the Irish government probe. ...
  • Savita death case: Irish PM in no rush over abortion issue November 17, 2012

    Dublin: Ireland's Prime Minister said on Friday he would not be rushed into making a decision on the issue of abortion, after an Indian woman who was refused a termination died from blood poisoning in an Irish hospital. "This is a matter that has divided Irish society now for a...
  • Irish Times reporter speaks about Indian woman's death November 15, 2012

    Irish Times reporter Kitty Holland, who first highlighted the case of the pregnant Indian woman's death, talks about the fallout of the incident. ...
  • Turkish women protest new abortion law June 4, 2012

    Ankara: Thousands of demonstrators on Monday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey's Islamicrooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban. Around 3,000 women, their ages ranging from 20 to 60 years old, gathered at a square in Istanbul's Kadikoy district carrying banners...
  • SC wants abnormal foetus abortion time amended February 13, 2009

    New Delhi: How late can a mother abort her foetus if it has abnormalities? The law says 20 weeks, but now the Supreme Court has asked the Centre for its opinion on whether that it can be done even later. The issue came to light after the court heard Niketa...
  • Abortion verdict heats up ethics debate | The abortion dilemma August 5, 2008

    New Delhi The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the plea of a couple who wanted to abort their 24week foetus because of a congenital heart defect. The courts verdict on the issue has gripped the country and divided the opinions of the common man right down the...
  • Abortion debate: Bombay HC verdict today | Your say August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court will give a verdict on the Mehtas case today. The couple from Mumbai has challenged the 37yearold abortion law of the country. They have sought permission to terminate a 24 weeks pregnancy because the foetus has a congenital heart defect. Nikita Mehta is...