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Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021

  • Published
    18th Oct, 2021

GS-II: Polity & Governance

  • Governance, Government polices & intervention
Context
  • The government has recently notified new rules under which the upper limit for termination of a pregnancy has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks for certain categories of women.
  • According to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021, these categories include survivors of sexual assault or rape or incest, minors and women whose marital status changes during an ongoing pregnancy (widowhood and divorce) and women with physical disabilities.
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