Advocacy & Campaign

Media Workshop on Safe Abortion, Every Woman’s Right

Though the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act was passed in India in 1971, making abortion legal in our country, access to safe and legal abortions still remains a distant cry for most women. The maternal morbidity and mortality rate due to unsafe and illegal abortions is still quite high. There are multiple reasons for inaccessibility to safe and legal abortions ranging from social, economic, ethical to those based on downright discriminatory politics. There being a taboo on subjects such as abortion there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about it which only make matters worse. As if this was not enough the phenomenon of sex selective abortions and the law banning all abortions performed after a sex determination test only complicated matters further as it amounted to a lot of confusion about the legality of abortion. Read More

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