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Govt notifies new abortion rules


  • Government has notified new rules in which the gestational limit for termination of pregnancy has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks for certain categories of women. 
  • These categories include survivors of sexual assault or rape or incest, minors and women whose marital status changes during an ongoing pregnancy.
  • The new rules have been framed under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 passed by Parliament in March this year.