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Cabinet approves Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill, 2020


Cabinet approves Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill, 2020
 

Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

The bill will amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

The Bill will be introduced in the budget session of the Parliament.

The upper limit of termination of pregnancy has been increased from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks.

It will ensure safe termination of pregnancies and also give women reproductive rights over their bodies.

The Bill is for expanding access of women to safe and legal abortion services on therapeutic, eugenic, humanitarian or social grounds. 



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