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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 - Introduction

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Indian Laws and Regulations Related to Health
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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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