“A historic invoice making certain dignity, security and wellbeing of girls! The Medical Termination of Being pregnant (Modification) Invoice 2020 handed in Rajya Sabha right now will improve entry to complete abortion care for girls in want and strengthen confidentiality clause as effectively,” the Union well being minister tweeted.
A historic invoice making certain dignity, security & wellbeing of girls! The Medical Termination of Being pregnant (Modification) B… https://t.co/QzM9cfovI3
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) 1615924501000
On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha handed the invoice that seeks to permit particular classes of girls to bear abortion as much as 24 weeks. It earlier mandated an higher gestation restrict of 20 weeks. The particular classes embody rape survivors, victims of incest, differently-abled, and minors. The invoice additionally removes the higher gestation restrict in instances of considerable foetal abnormalities identified by the Medical Board.
The Medical Termination of Being pregnant (Modification) Invoice, 2020 was handed within the Higher Home by a voice vote after it was moved by Harsh Vardhan for consideration and passing.
The Invoice was handed within the Lok Sabha final yr. A requirement to ship the invoice to a choose committee of the Higher Home was defeated by voice vote.