Changing Face of Abortion Laws in India: A Critical Investigation with Special Reference to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021

  • Mohleen Kaur
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  • Mohleen Kaur

    Assistant Prof. (Law) at Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India

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An authenticated attempt to study the rationale behind the contemporary abortion laws, the study primarily focuses its attention on decoding the existing interdictions associated with the act of abortion in India. Pregnant women still are not given enough liberty to exercise their reproductive choices freely especially in matter of deciding the gender and no. of the children. Efforts are also made to demarcate the sphere of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment)Act, 2021 along with the endeavor to understand as to how the recently made amendments can contribute to protecting the reproductive health of the women. Research Methodology and Reference Materials: The author has employed doctrinal research methodology thereby making use of the existing qualitative data to recognise the aggravating and mitigating factors which control the present problem in the light of the deductions and observations extracted from existing set of facts. For reference the preliminary findings of the WHO reports along with the study of comprehensive laws on abortion in India is made. Conclusion: The present study aims to uncover the legal technicalities involved in the present abortion laws along with the objective of laying down such means and methods which practically may help those women who want to exercise their right to abortion willingly and freely.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 941 - 949


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