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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 - Introduction



When pregnancies may be terminated by registered medical practitioners

Place where pregnancy may be terminated

Sections 3 and 4 when not to apply

Power to make rules

Power to make regulations

Protection of action taken in good faith

Medical Termination of Pregnancy, 1971
(Act No. 34 of 1971)
(10th August 1971)

An Act to provide for the termination of certain pregnancies by registered Medical Practitioners and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows :-

Short title, extent and commencement

(1)This Act may be called the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

(2)It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3)It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

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Posted by:  nandkishor, India  Posted on: 9/13/2010
it for the government,that he should declared that termination is a unforgettable affiance.