Abortion Current Affairs, GK & News

Mexico Supreme Court Decriminalises Abortion

Supreme Court of Mexico has decriminalised abortion and has ruled that criminal penalties on terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional, in the state of Coahuila. Highlights This ruling was meant for northern state of Coahuila. It now prevents women from being prosecuted for abortion. Currently, abortion is severely restricted in four of the states in Mexico. It ..

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What is the Heartbeat Bill?

Texas recently passed the Heartbeat Bill. It is a controversial bill in the United States. The bill bans abortions after the heartbeat of the embryo is detected. It is usually detected after 6 weeks of gestation. Which states have passed Heartbeat Bill? North Dakota became the first state in the USA to pass the Heartbeat ..

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UK to cut its aid to UN Family Planning Programme

The United Kingdom is to cut its fund to the United Nations Global Family Planning Programme. According to the UN Population Fund, the UK had pledged 154 million Euros. However, now UK is to provide only 23 million Euros. About the Fund Cuts In 2020, the UK Government announced that it will reduce its UK ..

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Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Parliament has cleared the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill was approved in the Rajya Sabha March 16, 2021. The bill was already passed in the Lok Sabha on March 17, 2020. Highlights The bill was passed with the objective of amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. It seeks ..

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Argentina Abortion Laws

Argentina recently became the largest Latin American country to legalize abortion. What are the key features of new Argentina abortion law? Under the new law Argentina has legalised abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. In India, abortion is legal till 24th week of pregnancy according to medical termination of pregnancy (Amendment) act, 2020. Earlier ..

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