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Autonomy and Abortion Access

  We need more girls to be born they say. We need to stop the ‘gendercide’ that is taking place across the world, they say. For social justice. For women’s rights. For human rights. While this is a compelling argument … Continue reading

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The way PCPNDT ACT is being implemented currently deters medical practitioners from performing abortions and is consequently forcing women towards illegal and unsafe abortions.

Preet Manjusha, ASAP Youth Champion, carried out an exploratory study through her organization Samyak, to document the knowledge and perspectives of private practitioners regarding abortion-related laws. The study also explored practitioners’ interactions and experiences with the PCPNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal … Continue reading

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A Feminist Perspective for Safe Abortions in India: In Conversation with Dr. Manisha Gupte

The different contexts within which women undergo abortion need to be understood and appreciated. There is no single monolithic right to abortion. To access the right to abortion, women need to be free of coercion from family or the State, from … Continue reading

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Save Girls, Say No to Discrimination:

Recently my colleague found a sex-selection protestor’s poster on Facebook that mirrored posters used by anti-choice campaigners in the U.S, and in Europe: a graphic fetal image was juxtaposed with the slogan “Save Girls, Say No to Abortions.” Ironically, the … Continue reading

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Sex-Selection Spawns Mislaid Antagonism against Abortions in India

Discrimination against girls leading to female infanticide and now to sex selection has always been a huge problem in India. In fact, the Female Infanticide Act was passed as long ago as 1870. But recently, the extremely skewed sex ratio … Continue reading

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