Women’s right on pregnancy UPSC NOTE

 Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

  • This act is a significant piece of legislation that expands access to safe and legal abortion services in India. 

  • The Act was passed on March 23, 2021, and came into effect on March 25, 2021.

Key changes to the Act:

  • Increases the upper gestation limit for abortion from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for certain categories of women. including:

    1. Pregnancy with substantial foetal abnormalities

    2. Raped or sexually assaulted

    3. Minors

    4. Women with disabilities

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

  • Removes the requirement for the opinion of a second doctor for abortion beyond 20 weeks of gestation.

  • Allows pregnant unmarried women to terminate their pregnancies up to 20 weeks of gestation

Provisions to improve access to safe and legal abortion services, 

  • Mandating the establishment of medical boards to approve abortions beyond 24 weeks of gestation.

  • Ensuring that abortion is covered by insurance.

  • Protecting the confidentiality of women who have abortions.

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

  • This act is a landmark piece of legislation that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of women in India

  • Act will help to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

  • Promote reproductive autonomy and justice for women.

  • The Act has been welcomed by many women's rights groups and public health experts

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

Some oppositions, 

  • Conservative groups arguing that it liberalizes abortion laws too much.

The Act is still relatively new, and it remains to be seen how it will be implemented in practice.



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