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Conflicting abortion laws in India: Unintended barriers to safe abortion for adolescent girls

Dipika Jain , Brian Tronic

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2019.059


This article examines the laws related to abortion in India, demonstrating how conflicting laws create unintended barriers to safe abortion for adolescent girls. It focuses specifically on the situation of adolescent girls seeking abortion, showcasing the unintended consequences that arise from the existing lack of clarity in the legal regime. The article also discusses the recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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