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Cabinet Approves Bill to Raise Abortion Limit From 20 to 24 Weeks

Cabinet Approves Bill to Raise Abortion Limit From 20 to 24 Weeks

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Cabinet Approves Bill to Raise Abortion Limit From 20 to 24 Weeks

The cabinet has approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 2014 that suggests raising the abortion limit from 20 weeks to 24 weeks, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The bill will not be tabled in the Parliament in the coming session. Currently, the law in place is from 1971 but medical technologies today have made it possible to identify chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus even in later stages. The amendments were lying with various governments for a while.

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