Vol , Issue Date of Publication: January 12, 2024
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2023.074

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COMMENTARY: Right to abortion of survivors of rape in India

Manika Kamthan
Ruksana Akhtar
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Act, 2021, contains some progressive changes. However, survivors of rape will continue to go through mental as well as physical trauma to secure an abortion. We argue that the MTP Amendment Act, 2021, fails to address the rights of rape survivors adequately.

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  1. Prof Dr Nikhil Datar
    Cloudnine hospital , India
    27 January 2024

    i completely agree. it is precisely for this reason i have challenged the amended MTP Act and rules 2021 in the Supreme court of India. Let us hope that this matter comes up for hearing soon

    • Affiliation: Cloudnine hospital
    • Country: India
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