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Sat Jun 2

Allow non-allopathists to perform abortions (Vinoj Manning)

Despite abortion being legal in India for almost five decades, every day 10 women die, and thousands more face serious and permanent injuries due to unsafe abortions. This is unacceptable. Unsafe abortion is the third largest cause of maternal mortality and accounts for eight percent of all maternal deaths in India. A recent study conducted jointly by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Population Council, New Delhi, and Guttmacher Institute, New York, estimates that only 22 percent of the 1.5 crore abortions that occur in India every year take place at a private or public-sector facility and are performed by trained personnel.