Victims twice over: Pregnancy due to sexual abuse and forced motherhood due to failed justice

Dr. TK Sundari Ravindran[1] The year 2017 marked a watershed in my four decades or so as a women’s health advocate and a firm supporter of women’s right to safe abortion services. This was the year when several child rape survivors approached the courts for access to safe abortion services for pregnancies exceeding 20 weeksContinue reading “Victims twice over: Pregnancy due to sexual abuse and forced motherhood due to failed justice”

Autonomy and Abortion Access

Author: Dr Suchitra Dalvie MD,MRCOG[1] We need more girls to be born they say. We need to stop the ‘gendercide’ that is taking place across the world, they say. For social justice. For women’s rights. For human rights. While this is a compelling argument when taken at face value, if we take a moment to examine itContinue reading “Autonomy and Abortion Access”

Why do Indian women need safe abortion services?

Author: Bhuvaneswari Sunil, PhD If this reading, kindles a spark in you to know more about women undergoing abortion, then you would decide to hear voices of women seeking abortion…But if you simply decide to blame women and abortion, you are at a loss of understanding reality… For last five years I have worked onContinue reading “Why do Indian women need safe abortion services?”