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Abortion Kills 20 Lakh Women Every Year: Survey

Abortion remains highly restricted in India. The governing law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971), permits abortions before 12 weeks of pregnancy by a registered medical practitioner or before 20 weeks of pregnancy with the approval of two registered medical practitioners, but only if the mother or child's mental or physical health is in danger. A slightly more liberal amendment is under consideration, but still does not allow abortion if the woman simply wishes to terminate the pregnancy.

Dial 108 To Live: More States To Add Unified Emergency Number?

J&K among states considering adopting GVK EMRI, India’s largest emergency management service, and part of infra major GVK’s wp activity, after service is shown to reduce maternal mortality rates in states where it is functional.

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