Permission to abortion in India for up to 24 weeks
New Delhi: India facilitates abortion laws for rap and other at-risk women, allowing 24 weeks of pregnancy to pass.
French news agency AFP reported that the current law in India does not allow abortions after 20 weeks.
That is why women endanger their lives in order to terminate pregnancy in some dangerous drugs and other ways.
However, in recent years a large number of rap survivors and women smugglers have returned to the court to allow abortions after 20 weeks.
It is understood that the Supreme Court rejected the abortion application in 20 years after a 10-year-old rap victim in 2017, after which she gave birth to a daughter.
However, the cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now given it permission and called it a "progressive reform" of abortion law.
On the other hand, during a press conference, senior minister Prakash Javadekar said, "It was necessary to approve the law because there have been several instances where the girl did not know that she was pregnant for 5 months after the start." After that, he has to go to court. '
She added that the law would reduce maternal mortality.
An estimated 64 million abortions are carried out every year in India and more than half use unsafe methods, according to a study released in 2017 by the ISP Development Foundation.