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Doctor G: How the film sensitively touches upon consent, patriarchy and female agency
Entertainment

Doctor G: How the film sensitively touches upon consent, patriarchy and female agency

What we talk about when we talk about abortion? Doctor G may be an uproarious medical comedy, but the film sensitively touches upon issues like consent, patriarchy, female agency, lascivious parents, extra-marital affairs, and male-female friendship.

What India’s abortion law says and why an unmarried, pregnant woman is challenging it in SC
India

What India’s abortion law says and why an unmarried, pregnant woman is challenging it in SC

The woman has appealed to the Supreme Court for permission to abort her nearly 24-week-old foetus. As per the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act 2021, unmarried women aren't permitted abortions post the 20-week stage

The small club of countries that US will join if it scraps Roe v Wade ruling
World

The small club of countries that US will join if it scraps Roe v Wade ruling

A leaked document from the United States Supreme Court shows that it may overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling on abortion rights. This comes at a time when other countries are battling to loosen their restrictive measures

SC agrees to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of sections of abortion law, seeks response from Centre
India

SC agrees to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of sections of abortion law, seeks response from Centre

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman's life or in case of foetal abnormality.

Thousands take out protest in Alabama against abortion ban; Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri look at limiting rights
World

Thousands take out protest in Alabama against abortion ban; Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri look at limiting rights

Thousands took to the streets in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades

Amid controversy over US abortion laws, Donald Trump says he's 'pro-life' but favours exceptions for rape and incest
World

Amid controversy over US abortion laws, Donald Trump says he's 'pro-life' but favours exceptions for rape and incest

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared himself "strongly pro-life" but in favor of exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HC
India

Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HC

A registered doctor can terminate a pregnancy that has crossed the 20-week period without permission from court only if it poses a risk to the woman's life, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitioners
India

India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitioners

India has a broadly liberal law that allows abortion services to save lives of women, preserve physical and mental health. Yet, the recent Guttmacher study (2017) shows that around 56 percent of abortions in India are conducted illegally.

Savita Halappanavar's father hails 'justice for daughter', thanks Irish voters for historic referendum on abortion
World

Savita Halappanavar's father hails 'justice for daughter', thanks Irish voters for historic referendum on abortion

Savita's death was a catalyst for the movement to repeal the eighth amendment, paving the way for new legislation to allow for the termination of pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic country.

Ireland holds referendum for historic change in abortion rights; activists seek overturn of Catholic law in orthodox state
World

Ireland holds referendum for historic change in abortion rights; activists seek overturn of Catholic law in orthodox state

Ireland votes on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only a few decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative.

Irish protesters in Dublin assert 'my body, my choice,' seek liberalisation of stringent abortion laws
World

Irish protesters in Dublin assert 'my body, my choice,' seek liberalisation of stringent abortion laws

Thousands marched in Dublin in favour of liberalising Ireland's tight abortion laws ahead of a planned referendum on the fiercely-debated issue

US judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing restrictive abortion law
World

US judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing restrictive abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law.

After Savita's death, Ireland to legalise abortion to save mother's life
World

After Savita's death, Ireland to legalise abortion to save mother's life

The move, unthinkable till few years ago, comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31-year-old Savita, who died in October at Galway University Hospital.

Public inquiry into Savita’s death not ruled out: Irish govt official
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Public inquiry into Savita’s death not ruled out: Irish govt official

A senior Irish government official has not ruled out a public inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion in Ireland.

Probe must meet the needs of Savita's family: Irish prez
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Probe must meet the needs of Savita's family: Irish prez

Higgins' unprecedented move will increase the pressure on the government to recast the investigation in response to Savita's husband Praveen's demand for a full public probe.

Savita's life could have been saved in Ireland: British MP
World

Savita's life could have been saved in Ireland: British MP

Noting that religious views have taken precedence over medical need, an Indian-origin British MP today said the two inquiries launched by Ireland into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar should satisfy her family and friends.

Reproductive rights activist receives apology from Facebook
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Reproductive rights activist receives apology from Facebook

Deleting a Do it Yourself Abortion post by a reproductive rights activist, albeit mistakenly proved a tad too expensive ...