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Delhi High Court asks AIIMS To Set Up Medical Board For Woman Seeking Pregnancy Termination After 27 Weeks

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Termination of pregnancy beyond 24 weeks is illegal in India, barring some exceptional situations.

Aryan Khan’s Lawyer Amit Desai On Drugs-On-Cruise Case: Issue Will Calm Down And Cool Off

Nov 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

In an interview, advocate Amit Desai said that feels that nothing will happen in the immediate future in the drugs-on-cruise case.

US: Biden Admin Asks Supreme Court To Block Texas Anti-Abortion Law

The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.

New Rule Allows Abortion Till 24 Weeks Of Pregnancy For Certain Categories Of Women

Oct 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The new rules come under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 passed by Parliament in March.

US Court Reinstates Ban On Most Abortions Day After Texas Clinics Began To Operate

It is unclear how many abortions Texas clinics performed in the short time the law was put on hold. On Thursday, at least six abortions providers had resumed normal services or were gearing up to do so.

08 October, 2021

US: Texas Abortions Resume After Controversial Anti-Abortion Law Halted

Deutsche Welle

On Wednesday US District Judge Robert Pitman issued a preliminary injunction, suspending the enforcement of the Texas abortion law known as Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which bans terminations after 6 weeks.

23 September, 2021

'Kill Bill' Star Uma Thurman Slams Texas Abortion Law As She Shares Her ‘Darkest Secret’; Reveals Going Through Abortion

Outlook Web Bureau

Uma Thurman wrote against the “horror” of Texas’s new abortion law and called for the ban to be lifted, as she opened up about an abortion she had as a teenager.

21 September, 2021

Was Aware There Would Be Consequences: Texas Doctor Sued For Performing Abortion

Associated Press (AP)

The Texas law prohibits doctors from performing abortion once they are able to detect cardiac activity (usually around 6 weeks) when most of the women don't even know they're pregnant.

10 September, 2021

US Justice Department Challenges Texas' New Anti-Abortion Law

Associated Press (AP)

Immediate injunction seeked. Meanwhile, the Texas Government spokesperson said, “Texas passed a law that ensures that the life of every child with a heartbeat will be spared from the ravages of abortion,”

14 April, 2021

Joe Biden Begins To Undo Donald Trump's Ban On Abortion Referrals

Associated Press (AP)

The Biden administration estimated that as a result of the Trump policy changes in 2019 the program serves about 1.5 million fewer women a year, a 37 per cent reduction from the average caseload from 2016-18.

21 March, 2021

The New Abortion Rules Are Good. Here's How To Make Them Better

Bhavani Giddu

The amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy are welcome. But some gaps still need to be addressed.


16 March, 2021

Rajya Sabha Passes Bill to Raise Upper Limit Of Abortions From The Present 20 weeks to 24

Outlook Web Bureau

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 has now been passed in the Rajya Sabha

05 March, 2021

SC To Hear Plea Filed By 14-Year-Old Rape Victim Seeking 26-Week Pregnancy Termination On March 8

Outlook Web Bureau

The counsel appearing for Haryana was asked by the bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde to file the medical report of the girl in a sealed cover.

29 October, 2020

Polish President Andrzej Duda Backtracks On New Abortion Law Amid Protests

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier ruling by Andrzej Duda banned all abortions in Poland.

11 August, 2020

Lockdown Effect: Spike In Unplanned Babies, Abortions

Lola Nayar

Lack of access to contraceptives and family planning services during the COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to an alarming rise in the pregnancy rate across the nation, which in turn led to numerous abortions.

29 January, 2020

Cabinet Approves Raising Of Upper Limit For Permitting Abortions To 24 Weeks


The extension will also help victims of rape, girls with disabilities as well as minors, who may not realise they are pregnant until later.

15 July, 2019

SC Agrees To Examine Abortion Laws After Plea Alleges Violation of Right To Reproductive Choice

Outlook Web Bureau

The apex court sought response of the Central government on a PIL of three women who have sought that provisions like 3(2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, be declared as 'void and unconstitutional'.


03 February, 2019

Pope Francis Urges Politicians To Safegaurd Rights Of The Unborn

Outlook Web Bureau

Pope Francis is urging politicians of all faiths to safeguard the rights of the unborn and is exhorting abortion opponents to also assure that children are born into a world where they can live with dignity.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz