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Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, approved by Lok Sabha

Date: 20 March 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Rajya Sabha has approved a bill that permits the termination of pregnancy up to 24 weeks from the existing 20 weeks for special categories of women such as survivors of rape, victims of incest and other vulnerable women.
  • The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 was passed by Rajya Sabha. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on 17 March, 2020.
  • According to the proposed legislation, opinion of only one provider will be required up to 20 weeks of gestation and of two providers for termination of pregnancy of 20-24 weeks of gestation.