Kerala High Court
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“The right of a woman or a girl to make autonomous decisions about her own body and reproductive functions is at the very core of her fundamental right to equality and privacy”

Reproductive autonomy
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“Pregnant persons seeking termination of pregnancy seek predictability for their future. The uncertainty caused by changing opinions of the medical board must therefore balance the distress it would cause to the pregnant person by providing cogent and sound reasons.”

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Earlier, the Supreme Court has directed the Dean at Sion Hospital to immediately constitute a team for undertaking the medical termination of pregnancy of the minor.

foeticide not ethical if no danger to carry on pregnancy
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“If the petitioner is inclined to give the newborn child to adoption, then the petitioner is at liberty to approach the Union of India and the Union of India is directed to ensure that the process of adoption takes place at the earliest and in a smooth fashion.”

orissa high court
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The Orissa High Court granted anticipatory bail to a doctor for his apprehension of arrest in a case related to medical termination of pregnancy, where a premature baby girl was born.

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Taking note of the procedure and trauma involved for sexual assault victims and their families, the High Court issued these directions to ensure timely detection of pregnancies and a proper counselling regarding the victim’s physical and mental health.

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Supreme Court said that the delivery will be conducted by AIIMS at the appropriate time and the Union Government will bear all the medical costs for the delivery.

Preterm vs Abortion
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A letter was received by ASG seeking clarification from the Court regarding whether foeticide can be done before termination process since the baby was viable, and that if that was not done, it would be a preterm delivery and not a foeticide.

gujarat high court
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The Medical Board, upon examining the Minor girl, advised not to terminate pregnancy of 29 weeks 05 days and no abnormality was detected by the Psychiatrist.

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Gujarat High Court has directed to undertake the medical termination procedure with all due care and precautions.

Emerging Dimensions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act
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The woman lost her father during the Covid-19 pandemic and her mother is unwell. She also has a married sister, 10 years older to her. However, all of them showed their inability to raise the child.

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Punjab and Haryana High Court: While deciding the writ petition, a bench of Vinod S. Bhardwaj, J., directed the Medical Board to

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This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on Unmarried persons’ right to safe abortion, Inclusion of ‘marital rape’ under Abortion laws, Journalist Sidhique Kappan’s bail; Constitution Bench’s opinion on Doctrine of Precedents; Reference of question relating to Pre-sentence hearing of death row convicts; Explainers on important law points; Collegium Recommendation; and more

Kerala High Court
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    Kerala High Court: V. G. Arun, J., allowed medical termination of 28-week pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl. The mother of

Madras High Court
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Madras High Court: Abdul Quddhose, J. permitted the termination of pregnancy of 27+ week of a minor child victim of offence under

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Karnataka High Court: N S Sanjay Gowda, J., directed the Medical Practitioners to terminate the pregnancy in accordance with the provisions of

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Chhattisgarh High Court: Goutam Bhaduri, J., allowed the petition and directed termination of pregnancy. The instant petition was filed seeking termination of

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Bombay High Court: A Division Bench of Nitin Jamdar and N.R. Borkar, JJ., permitted the medical termination of the pregnancy of a 13