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Abortion in India

In India, abortions are done according to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

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The rules regarding abortion vary among different countries. Abortions in India are done in accordance with the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971, which was amended in 1975. Under this act, only qualified registered medical practitioners or gynecologists can perform an abortion in particular hospitals or clinics approved for this purpose. If the pregnancy is within 12 to 20 weeks, the opinion of two qualified doctors is necessary. Abortion can be done in the following circumstances:

  • Where the mother is suffering from a serious illness, wherein the pregnancy could endanger her life.
  • If the fetus is at a risk of suffering from a severe physical or mental abnormality
  • Pregnancy as a consequence of rape
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  • Pregnancy as a consequence of contraceptive failure
  • Where the socioeconomic condition of the mother does not permit a healthy pregnancy and the birth of a healthy child

Unfortunately in India, sex-selective abortions are a common reason for abortions. Preference for a boy child leads to abortions in case of a female fetus. The laws prohibiting prenatal sex determination need to be enacted more stringently to prevent the deaths of numerous female babies.(2 Trusted Source
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References:

  1. What is Abortion? - (https://www.bpas.org/abortion-care/considering-abortion/what-is-abortion/)
  2. Abortion in India - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_India)
  3. Abortion (Termination of Pregnancy) - (https://www.health.harvard.edu/medical-tests-and-procedures/abortion-termination-of-pregnancy-a-to-z)
  4. Clinical Care for Women Undergoing Abortion - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK138188/)
  5. What Happens in Abortion - (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abortion/what-happens/)
  6. Induced Abortion - (https://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq043.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20121007T1323563261)

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Is it normal to do this, Abortion?

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