India  /  Published 17.08.21

HC: Abortion rights recognised

The freedom of a woman to decide whether to continue with pregnancy cannot be taken away, the Kerala High Court has said while allowing a mildly mentally challenged mother to abort her more than a 22-...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kochi

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.21

Abortion: Lives in question

By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 18.05.21

Top US court to hear case on abortion ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider gutting the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalised abortion nationwide, taking up Mississippi’s bid to revive a Republican-backed state law that...
By Reuters in Washington

India  /  Published 13.03.21

Plea for boards for rape abortions

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on setting up special medical boards in all district headquarters to deal with cases relating to abortion on rape victims. A bench of Ch...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.21

One step backward: Polish abortion ban

Sir — Last week the Polish government put into effect a constitutional court decision leading to a near-total ban on pregnancy terminations. The decision — Poland has now banned abortion i...


World  /  Published 29.01.21

Poland begins abortion ban

Poland’s government put into effect on Wednesday a constitutional court decision banning terminations of pregnancies with foetal defects, as conservative policies increasingly take root in one o...
By Reuters in Warsaw

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Toxic fumes: Banning fireworks

Sir — The West Bengal government has ‘advised’ people against the use of firecrackers during Diwali and Kali Puja in view of the Covid-19 pandemic (“Advice against crackers&rdq...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 02.07.20

Odisha top cop apology to rape victim

The Odisha director-general of police on Wednesday publicly apologised to a 13-year-old girl in Sundergarh district who was raped allegedly by her stepfather, two friends and a cop, and later forced t...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

World  /  Published 30.06.20

Abortion law struck down by US court

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr voting with the court&...
By Adam Liptak in Washington

India  /  Published 27.06.20

Cop benched in child rape, abortion case

A police officer in Odisha has been suspended in connection with the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl following which some cops under him had made her undergo an abortion without informing the distr...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


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