This explainer discusses the right to abortion and conditions for abortion in Indian law. It primarily deals with the law laid out in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.


Can doctors be held liable for acts of negligence while conducting an abortion?

Can an abortion be done in a private hospital

Do I need my partner’s or husband’s permission to get an abortion?

What kind of experience or training should a registered medical practitioner have in the field of OB-GYN have to be authorised to perform abortions?

Do I need my parent’s permission to get an abortion?

I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. Can the doctor deny me an abortion?

Can I get an abortion if I am in my second trimester of pregnancy?