Delhi HC issues notice in plea to allow Termination of Pregnancy at 24-26 weeks

Aditi Singh May 28 2019
Arms Act

The Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking to allow termination of pregnancy beyond the present legally permissible duration of twenty weeks.

The petition seeks "necessary directions" to the Central Government to replace the permissible duration of twenty weeks of pregnancy under Section 3(2)(b) of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP Act) with twenty-four/twenty-six weeks.

Since the Act is silent on the termination of pregnancy of unmarried women and widows . . .

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