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Belfast Council Passes Abortion Pills Motion Against Posecutions

Belfast city council has passed a motion condemning the arrest and attempted prosecution of women in Northern Ireland who procure abortion pills online. The motion denounced cases such as the one involving a mother who obtained abortion pills for her 15-year-old daughter after her child was raped. The mother faces prosecution in a court case […]

Mumbai: HC Allows 13-Year-Old Rape Victim to Terminate Pregnancy

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Monday permitted a minor victim of rape to terminate her 24-week pregnancy. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and Anuja Prabhudessai also sought to know from the Maharashtra government if any circular or guidelines were issued to the police on how to handle such cases and directed […]

Another Salvadoran Woman Freed After Years in Jail for Stillbirth

El Salvador’s Supreme Court has commuted the 30-year sentence of Maira Veronica Figueroa Marroquín after 14 years in prison for aggravated murder after she suffered a stillbirth. Figueroa Marroquín was released from prison Tuesday after the Ministry of Justice commuted her sentence.

The Looming Perils of Child Marriage in India

Long before the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in 2006, Child Marriage was forecast as a social menace and The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 (also known as the Sarda Act), attempted to outlaw child marriage in the British India Legislature. However, it lacked implementation, largely due to the fear of British authorities losing support […]