Tag Archives: Abortion
In the light of the recent Bombay High Court judgement permitting a surrogate mother right to terminate pregnancy, the issue of right of surrogate mothers to seek abortion assumes crucial significance which needs consideration.
Like the controversy over abortion, the euthanasia debate is conceptualized as a conflict between the sanctity of life and freedom of choice. Proponents of euthanasia fight for the ‘right to die’ in the name of patient autonomy, while opponents of euthanasia claim that freedom has its limits, and that other values, primarily the ‘sanctity of life,’ must trump individual rights.
Edinburgh: Medical staff in Northern Ireland are operating in a “climate of fear”, worried about the threat of imprisonment if they offer advice to women seeking an abortion, the media reported on Tuesday.
New Delhi: Dr Mitu Khurana, a 39-year old paediatrician from Delhi, has accused her husband of tricking her into revealing the sex of her unborn girl twins and then allegedly pressurising her into aborting them.
Asuncion: An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a baby girl in Paraguay’s capital, in a case that has sparked outrage from numerous observers.
Washington: It has been well established that women who have had several abortions or miscarriages are likely to face a slightly higher risk of complications in subsequent pregnancies. They may experience vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy, preterm birth, low foetal birth weight, and placenta-related complications. Women with a medical history of several interrupted pregnancies are usually advised to take extra precautions to ensure healthy full-term pregnancies later in life.
New Delhi (IANS): The Rajya Sabha witnessed an uproar on Thursday when members raised the issue of yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s infertility medicine ‘Divya Putrajeevak Seed’.
New Delhi: The union health ministry is expected to soon present before the Cabinet the revised draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill that would seek to enable Ayush doctors to conduct non-invasive procedures on women for terminating pregnancy. The move is aimed at increasing access to safe abortion by expanding the number of healthcare providers.
New Delhi: In an effort to widen the ambit of its implementation and bring in some more players to practice medical abortion, the union health ministry has proposed some major amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971.
New Delhi: The time limit for abortions has been increased from seven to nine weeks to facilitate family planning, the Drug Controller General of India has said.