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Indian High Courts witness surge in abortion cases, pregnant persons continue to suffer

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243 abortion cases were filed over the period of just 1.3 years in various High Courts, while only 175 cases were filed in 3 years

Mumbai, September 22, 2020: High Courts in India are currently witnessing a substantial increase in abortion cases, finds Pratigya Campaign's new legal report. 'Assessing the Judiciary's Role in Access to Safe Abortion- II' report has analysed cases seeking permission of termination of pregnancy from the High Courts in India from May 2019 to August 2020. There were total 243 cases filed across 14 high courts and one appeal before the Supreme Court.

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