Authors : Bandewar, Sunita
Published Year: 2000
Seminar, Issue 489, May 2000, pp. 39-43
Women in India are fortunate in having access to legal abortion services, made possible through the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971. The act passed by the Indian Parliament is considered revolutionary for it allows women to both avail abortion care due to failure of contraception and have access to abortion without the husband's consent.