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New abortion rules in India: Abortion limit increased to 24 weeks of pregnancy in special cases

14/10/2021 02:43 PM | Click to read full article

The government has passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021, under which the gestational limit for termination of a pregnancy in India has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks, in special cases.

The Abortion Act 2021 includes women who fall in these categories: survivors of sexual assault, rape, or incest, minors, those whose marital status changes during pregnancy (widowhood and divorce), and those with physical disabilities.