Review of Developments in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy

  • Abhinav Rana and Madhuri Pilania
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  • Abhinav Rana

    Student at University School of Law And Legal Studies, GGSIPU, Dwarka, New Delhi, India.

  • Madhuri Pilania

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Noida, India.

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Recently the Medical termination of Pregnancy Bill, 2020 was introduced in the lower house of the Parliament i.e Lower House on 02 March 2020 and was finally passed on 17 March 2021 and it was also passed from the upper house i.e Rajya Sabha on 16 March 2021. The Bill finally received the assent of the President on 26 March 2021 and it became a law. The Amendment seeks to increase the time period in which pregnancy can be terminated. Termination of pregnancy is an event that can be traced for a long time and keeps on being a subject of conflict even today. It includes various social, financial and ethical aspects. Although termination of pregnancy should be a matter of absolute women's rights, still in our country India it is governed by the laws enacted by the parliament which does not take into account the choice of the woman in some cases. We will look into this in detail in this paper. This Research Paper has been divided into V Parts. Part II will examine about the Laws for Abortion in India. In Part III, we will see the Comparative Study of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 with the recent Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2020. Further, Part IV shall deal with the comparative analysis of abortion in USA and India. Part V shall deal with the Social ethical issues and Psychosocial aspects related to termination of pregnancy. Lastly, Part VI shall deal with the conclusion and suggestions.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 149 - 161


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