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Unraveling The Complexities Of Miscarriage Laws In The Indian Penal Code

Pathmanabhan Sooraj, The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi


The right to abort as a legal and social issue has been an issue of much controversy and contemplation, especially after the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the US, as well as the 2021 amendment to the MTP Act. This article, in its first part, will review the provisions of miscarriage in the IPC; legislations such as the MTP Act and its amendments will be analyzed in view of late abortions after the gestation period of 24 weeks, the abortion laws prevalent in India are one of the most progressive on comparison with other jurisdictions, a critical study will also be conducted into the solutions that the current MTP Act provides and the role of the medical board in determining the nuances of medical abortion.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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