INDIA – Child safety law leading to unsafe abortions among girls under 18

The conflict of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) 2012 and the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1972 is making doctors hesitant to provide abortion services to girls under the age of 18 due to fear of prosecution, and teenaged girls are apprehensive of seeking abortion services from legal providers, in turn, forcing them to seek unsafe abortion. For example, a few days after discovering she is pregnant, a young woman, along … Continued

INDIA – Jashn-e-Reproductive Rights Fest, where Safe Abortion is definitely a popular opinion amongst the youth!

@ThinkCREA and @ASAP will be at Jashn-e-Reproductive Rights Fest, organized by @lovemattersinfo @Haiyya_Act on Sept 28 at Crafts Museum, New Delhi, 3-7 PM. Join us as we talk #abortionrights #healthcare and more! #AbortTheStigma #letsTalkAbortion #Sept28 #ReproMela

INDIA – “Assessing the Judiciary’s Role in Access to Safe Abortion”, Pratigya Report

We went live on Facebook on International Safe Abortion Day with Advocate Vrinda Grover, Dr Suneeta Mittal, Prof Dipika Jain and Ms Japleen Pasricha to launch our report “Assessing the Judiciary’s Role in Access to Safe Abortion”. #PratigyaRights @RightsPratigya

INDIA – Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan: District level dialogue on need for safe abortion services

On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Gramin Punarnriman Sansthan, India, organised a district level dialogue in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, with CSOs, CBOs and the health department on need and availability of safe abortion services, with 75 participants. The chief guests were Dr AK Mishra CMO Azamgarh and Dr YK Rai ACMO.

INDIA – New campaign and video by Agents of Ishq to normalise abortion

On International Safe Abortion Day 2019, Agents of Ishq (AOI), in partnership with the #MyBodyMyChoice campaign, released a nine-minute video (with English subtitles) that discusses sex, pregnancy and abortion. The video is part of an effort by sexual and reproductive health and rights organisations to use policy advocacy to address critical health issues. The melodramatic Bollywood clips notwithstanding, the tutorial is blunt and straightforward. AOI founder Paromita Vohra says: “We wanted to do it in … Continued

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