Abortion Law: Conditions under which Abortion is allowed in India
'Women must have control over their own bodies’- a quote by Rebecca Brown, but are we actually cohering to it? It has been almost 50 years of enacting the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP act) but the issue of pregnancy and aborting the same still remains a controversial topic to discuss and not just in our country but every part of the world. The MTP Act in spite of being quite flexible with its provisions did not succeed at eliminating the delusions. According to a report based on abortions that had taken place from 2000-2004, more than half of them i.e. 56% of them were unsafe and thus it contributed to 13% of the total maternal deaths. Needless to mention that we need more awareness regarding a mother’s right to choose abortion.