“Medical termination of pregnancy involves mental and physical repercussions which may last for a lifetime and therefore, the procedure to be followed cannot be a routine or business-like exercise. The most vital strength in such cases can often come from doctors who examine such victim and explain to them the pros and cons.”
The Delhi High Court directed the Government to issue a circular to the effect that in case of any minor’s guardian or family approaching any Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) for termination of pregnancy of the minor, the identity of the minor, guardian, or the family, should not be disclosed in the RMP’s report to the police, if a request to that effect was made by the guardian or the family to the RMP.
In the present case, a victim of sexual assault, aged about 13 years, had filed a writ petition forterminating her pregnancy caused due to illegal act perpetuated upon her.
Delhi High Court: In a case filed seeking termination of pregnancy under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP
Delhi High Court: In a case seeking grant of medical termination of pregnancy by a 16-year-old rape victim (‘petitioner’), Yashwant Varma J.,
Karnataka High Court: N S Sanjay Gowda, J., directed the Medical Practitioners to terminate the pregnancy in accordance with the provisions of
Orissa High Court: S. K. Panigrahi, J. disposed of the petition and refused to terminate 24+ week pregnancy of a rape victim.
The Central Government notified Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules, 2003.Key amendments in
On September 15, 2021, the Central Government notified September 24, 2021 as the date on which the provisions of the Medical Termination