Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 - Sections 3 and 4 when not to apply

Email Print This Page bookmark
Font : A-A+

 Sections 3 and 4 when not to apply -

(1) The provisions of section 4, and so much of the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 3 as relate to the length of the pregnancy and the opinion of not less than two registered medical practitioners, shall not apply to the termination of a pregnancy by a registered medical practitioner in a case where he is of opinion, formed in good faith, that he termination of such pregnancy is immediately necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), the termination of a pregnancy by a person who is not a registered medical practitioner shall be an offence punishable under that Code, and that Code shall, to this extent, stand modified.

Explanation - For the purposes of this section, so much of the provisions of clause (d) of section (2) as relate to the possession, by a registered medical practitioner, of experience or training in gynaecology and obstetrics shall not apply.

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
pooja900 

What if two unmarried adults have sex and get pregnant, can abortion be done in that case?

rakeshjjr 

MTP act should be implemented more strongly with PC and PNDT Act.It has been observed the authorities seems to be failing to control female foeticide inspite of having good infrastructure and team.I suggest an option to this if some body make it understand to authorities that they are blindly targeting the USG centres though saying they are having conficidential information against those USG centre and visit them filing FIR,Sealing of machine etc fulfilling there targets and harashing,insulting ,defaming some of the docters . I agree some of those might be real culprit and should be behind the bar too.Our law says hundred of criminals may be saved but one inocent should not be punished.you might feel it absured think it deep what i am going to write now Paper working Under PC and PNDT act should remain same report to authorities monthly mentening the sex of foetus to the authorities so that the authorities have fixed targets and see who is doing female foetacide, as doing female foetacide is a long time taking procedure and most of unqualified persons are involved in doing this what to talk of ANM,Staff nurses,unregistered medical quacks and chemists etc.Secondly the money making of some of the Ultrasonologist by diagnosing sex of foetus will be Zero.

nandkishor 

it for the government,that he should declared that termination is a unforgettable affiance.

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook