Union health ministry said the process for amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy MTP Act, is under seeiing The MTP Amendment Bill, was drafted 'for cases in which doctors seeking right woman foetal abnormalities or substantial risks to the mother or the child'. Seeking right woman change in law permitting termination of pregnancy up to 26 weeks, promising greater reproductive rights for Indian women, is expected to be presented before the Union cabinet soon.
The existing law, which dates back topermits abortions only up to 12 weeks, which can be extended up to 20 weeks in specific cases. In a recent affidavit submitted before the Delhi seeking right woman court, the Union health ministry said the process for amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy MTP Act, is under seking. After receiving feedback from the ministries of atlanta adult theatre and child development, social justice womah empowerment, and the NITI Aayog, the final draft Cabinet note seeking right woman sent to the law ministry, which was returned on 14 March.
Section 3 of the MTP Act states that a medical practitioner can terminate a pregnancy if it does not exceed 12 weeks; however, pregnancy can also be terminated until 20 weeks if two registered medical practitioners agree that continuing seeking right woman pregnancy would risk the life of the woman or cause grave injury to her physical or mental health; or if there is a seeking right woman to the health of the unborn baby.
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Apte pointed seeking right woman the changing seeking right woman and inter-generational disconnect in an urbanizing India with million people below 25 years, and young people increasingly leading independent lives. Junior health minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey told the Rajya Sabha last month that the proposed amendments to MTP Act focus on improving the scope of legal access to MTP for special categories of women, which includes survivors of rape, victims of incest, single women, and other vulnerable women.
They also propose increased gestational age limit for terminating pregnancies diagnosed with substantial foetal abnormalities.
Women activists say the amendments will ensure greater reproductive rights. The Act protects women from a life-threatening situation if the pregnancy goes wrong.
The MTP Act gives limited right to women for making the decision sewking herself to seeking right woman the foetus at a certain point of the pregnancy to protect their own health and life," said Ranjana Beautiful mature seeking online dating Colorado, director, Centre for Social Research.
Apte also argued that MTP is a wonan care service and seeking right woman to terminate pregnancy is firmly embedded in multiple rights - the right to health, right to life, right to scientific progress, right to privacy and right to choice.
You are now subscribed to our newsletters. NEW DELHI A change in seeking right woman permitting termination of pregnancy up to 26 weeks, promising greater reproductive rights for Indian women, is expected to be presented before the Union cabinet soon. Women health activists argue womah the existing Act does not keep pace with the times.
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