/Cabinet approves extending abortion period to 24 weeks

Cabinet approves extending abortion period to 24 weeks

The Union cabinet extended the top restrict for permitting abortions from 20 to 24 weeks. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the move will make sure secure termination of pregnancies and provide women reproductive rights over their bodies.

“In a modern reform and giving reproductive rights to women the limit of 20 weeks of medical termination of being pregnant has been elevated to 24 weeks,” Javadekar said at PC in Delhi. “this is essential due to the fact in first 5 months there are cases in which the woman worried doesn’t take inti consideration and has to go to court docket. this becomes discussed with numerous stakeholders.”

The minister introduced that this could additionally lessen maternal mortality.

The cabinet accredited the medical termination of pregnancy (Amendment) bill, 2020 to amend the clinical termination of being a pregnant act, 1971. the bill will be delivered within the next parliament session.

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