Medical Termination of Pregnancy in India 

The topic of “Abortion” or the “volitional killing of the foetus” has been a matter of dissension for ages and has been hotly debated on various platforms throughout the world. Any academic powwow pertaining to the topic of “Abortion” has always revolved around the concepts of “right of the unborn baby” and the “choice ofContinue reading “Medical Termination of Pregnancy in India ”

Does a Blanket Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Fulfil its Purpose?

The Union Cabinet has approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020[1] after making changes to the bill introduced in 2019. India, before the bill, was considered as the “Surrogacy Hub” of the world. The surrogacy industry in India was considered to be a 2.3-billion-dollar market with over 20,000 clinics[2] across the country. The multi-billion-dollar industry ofContinue reading “Does a Blanket Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Fulfil its Purpose?”

A Study of The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

Abortion refers to the termination of pregnancy by the expulsion of the embryo or foetus from the uterus of the mother-to-be before the period of gestation is complete. It can be classified into two types – induced and spontaneous. Induced abortion refers to voluntarily causing abortion with the help of a service provider. Spontaneous abortion,Continue reading “A Study of The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971”

Abortion & its Legal Scenario

Abortion is the consummation of pregnancy by evacuation or removal of an undeveloped organism or baby before it can make due outside the uterus. An abortion that happens without mediation is known as an unnatural birth cycle or unconstrained abortion. At the point when intentional advances are taken to end a pregnancy, it is calledContinue reading “Abortion & its Legal Scenario”

Teenage Pregnancy – It’s Hard to Raise a Child when You’re a Child

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” — Laura Stavoe Harm But what if a woman is still a child? Can she be called strong enough then too? Surely the answer will differ if it’s a teen girl who is pregnant. At theContinue reading “Teenage Pregnancy – It’s Hard to Raise a Child when You’re a Child”

Reproductive Rights of Women

The rights of women have always been ignored and women have been considered inferior to men. Even today most societies in the world live with this taboo considering women a minority. Over the years many changes have taken place in the situation of women but not considerably. In a lot of countries especially in aContinue reading “Reproductive Rights of Women”

Where Does India Stand on Abortion Laws?

Abortion as a procedure to terminate a pregnancy has been practised from ancient times by midwives, nurses etc. However, the discussion about Abortion and Abortion laws came up with the second wave of feminism in the world in around 1960s where feminists aimed for civil rights and reproductive rights including the choice of abortion forContinue reading “Where Does India Stand on Abortion Laws?”

Critical Analysis Of Surrogacy Bill, 2019

Surrogacy is an arrangement, often whereby a woman (the surrogate mother) agrees to become pregnant and give birth to a child for someone else who is or will become the child’s parent(s). Intended parents use surrogacy to start their family when they can’t do so on their own. An ever-increasing prevalence of infertility globally has contributed to the advent of assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Here, Surrogacy has emerged as an alternative if the infertile woman or couple cannot reproduce. In 2014, an Indian woman decided toContinue reading “Critical Analysis Of Surrogacy Bill, 2019”