HC moots extending gestation period for terminating pregnancies
By Thehindu 26-Apr-2019
Alarmed at the rate at which crimes were being committed against women and abortions were being carried out in homes under unsafe conditions, a Division Bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar observed that it was a matter of urgency for the Central government to come out with a time frame by which the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 could be amended by extending the permissible termination period from 20 weeks to 24 weeks.
The court took suo motu cognisance of a report by WHO-MOD (World Health Organisation and March of Dimes) which pointed out that 2.70 crore children were born in India every year, of which 17 lakh were born with abnormalities found in the foetus itself.
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