ABORTION

  • Gujarat HC rejects abortion plea of 28 weeks pregnant rape survivor April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected the abortion plea of a 24-year-old rape survivor, who is 28 weeks pregnant. The court said that the foetus is a living being with a fundamental right to live and also that she must abide by the present law. The court has...
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  • 24-year-old gangraped survivour fights to terminate her pregnancy: Does abortion law need to change? April 9, 2015

    A 24-year-old gangraped survivour in Gujarat approached the High Court to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. A judicial magistrate had earlier rejected the survivour's application for abortion as she was 24 weeks pregnant when she freed herself from custody of her abductors. In a similar incident, the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Gujarat: 24-year-old gangrape victim asks HC to allow her to abort 27-week-old fetus April 8, 2015

    Surat: Twenty seven weeks into her pregnancy, a 24-year-old gang rape victim has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking permission to abort her unborn child. She has claimed that her unborn baby will not be accepted by her husband. According to the current rules, it is illegal to abort a...
  • Global outrage over US sentencing April 3, 2015

    The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum...
  • Indian-American woman's sentencing sparks debate over laws April 2, 2015

    Washington: The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Purvi Patel, 33, was sentenced on Monday on the neglect...
  • SP MLA blames women for rapes, abortion, dowry harassment April 1, 2015

    Hamirpur: In a shocking sexist comment, a ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday said women were more responsible for rapes, drawing strong condemnation from opposition parties. "...it is wrong to say that women are less guilty, they are more responsible for rapes," Shiv Charan Prajapati, MLA from...
  • Gurgaon: Foetus of baby girl found dumped in garbage yard March 2, 2015

    Gurgaon: The foetus of a baby girl was found in an open dump yard in Gurgaon on February 25. A boy playing nearby saw pigs carrying the foetus in their mouth and made a video. In the video, the pigs roaming around the dump yard can be seen holding the foetus...
  • Thane: Man forces wife to abort foetus, marries another woman December 8, 2014

    Thane: A 35-year-old man allegedly forced his wife to undergo abortion after which he abandoned her and married another woman, police said on Monday. Abhishek Natwarlal Chaturvedi, a resident of Bhayander township in Thane, recently forced his wife to undergo abortion, Navghar police station sub-inspector Prashant Shirke said. He then married another...
  • Pope Francis denounces euthanasia as 'sin against god' November 15, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against god and creation. Francis made the comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors. Earlier this month, the...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Minister resigns over Spain's failed abortion reform September 24, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's justice minister resigned over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation. The reform claimed the first scalp in Spain's conservative government since it took power in 2011, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, 55, a top member of the ruling Popular Party...
  • Savita Halappanavar case: Nine hospital staff members disciplined September 11, 2014

    London: Nine members of an Irish medical team that treated Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a potentially lifesaving abortion when she was found to be miscarrying in 2012, have been disciplined with written warnings issued to some of them. The Health Service Executive (HSE) on Thursday confirmed...
  • J&K Government revokes licence of private hospital for negligence July 27, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government has revoked the licence of a prominent private hospital and ordered its sealing after an eightmonth pregnant woman was allegedly wrongly administered medicine for abortion, leading to the death of her unborn child. Earlier, a doctor and a paramedic of the hospital were arrested following a...
  • Jammu: Hospital gives abortion pill to 8month pregnant woman 'by mistake' July 27, 2014

    Jammu: In a shocking case of alleged medical negligence in Jammu, a doctor and two paramedics have been arrested after a eightmonth pregnant woman was given abortion pill by mistake. The woman was admitted to a private hospital for glucose fluid intake but was given an abortion pill. The hospital...
  • 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...
  • Even as Ireland votes to legalise abortion, Savita's father says justice not done to them July 12, 2013

    The Ireland government has voted 127 to 31 to legalise abortion for lifesaving cases. This comes after a day's heated debate following the death of 31yearold Indian dentist Savita Hallapanavar, after being denied a lifesaving abortion. But Savita's father AS Yalgi said he wants justice. The guilty should be punished,...
  • 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. ...
  • Republicanled US House passes bill restricting abortion June 19, 2013

    Washington: The Republicancontrolled US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation severely restricting abortions, a move that could alienate women from the conservative party. The bill would ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization occurs, a time when a fetus begins to feel pain, Republicans said. The legislation makes exceptions for victims...
  • Ireland: Hospital staff failed to adequately assess Savita Halappanavar, says report June 13, 2013

    Staff at an Irish hospital failed to adequately assess and monitor Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after suffering a miscarriage, a key report on her death said on Thursday and warned that such incidents could happen again in the absence of clarity on abortion law. A clinical inquiry into...
  • Police quiz doctor who allegedly conducted an abortion on Jiah Khan June 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The police are now recording the statement of the doctor who had allegedly conducted an abortion on Jiah Khan while she was in a relationship with actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi. This even as the report of the hand writing analysis of the suicide letter allegedly written by...
  • Jiah Khan suicide case: Police to examine actress's medical records June 11, 2013

    The Mumbai Police will examine the medical records of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan as her suicide note mentioned an abortion. The actress was in a relationship with actor Aditya Pancholi's son, Suraj. ...
  • Tirath to approach Health Ministry on abortion pills June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Concerned over the unchecked sale of abortion pills, Women and Child Development minister Krishna Tirath is planning to write to Health ministry seeking measures to regulate the sale of such medicines. Official sources said that Tirath, who is on a visit abroad, would soon be sending Health Minister...
  • Maharashtra doctors aborting girl child in other states May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: After the crackdown by the Maharashtra government on the doctors allegedly indulging in aborting female fetus in the state, the racket has now shifted to the neighbouring states. The racket of aborting female fetus is now operating in the states bordering Maharashtra as the doctors have set up their...
  • 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...