Before 20 weeks
If someone forces a woman to abort her child before 20 weeks and does the same without the doctor’s approval then it is a crime under Indian criminal law.
After 20 weeks
If anyone aborts a child after 20 weeks without permission of the Court then they have committed a crime of foeticide. The Court only gives permission to conduct an abortion after 20 weeks in specific circumstances.
Killing or causing the death of a child after they are born is a crime known as infanticide and punishable under law.
To know more about access to safe abortions, please refer to this government handbook.0