As a woman seeking an abortion, you can expect the authorities to deal with you in a manner that protects your privacy.
- If you have approached an authorized hospital or place for an abortion, to protect your privacy your name will be entered into an Admission Register against a serial number. The hospital authorities cannot enter your name in any hospital case-sheet, operation theatre register, follow-up card or any other document or register other than the Admission Register. The woman can only be referred to by her serial number assigned in the Admission Register.
- The Admission Register is not open to inspection by any person other than the pregnant woman. Only a legal authority such as a Chief Medical Officer, District Health Officer and police etc. will be allowed to inspect the Admission Register.
You should know that every head of a hospital sends the Chief Medical Officer of the State, a monthly statement of cases of abortion done in the hospital.0