Termination of pregnancy beyond 24 weeks is illegal in India, barring some exceptional situations.
In an interview, advocate Amit Desai said that feels that nothing will happen in the immediate future in the drugs-on-cruise case.
The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.
The new rules come under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 passed by Parliament in March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,”
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.
The amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy are welcome. But some gaps still need to be addressed.
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
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.
Earlier ruling by Andrzej Duda banned all abortions in Poland.
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.
The extension will also help victims of rape, girls with disabilities as well as minors, who may not realise they are pregnant until later.
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'.
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.
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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