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Topics: pre-term birth

Indian Government Pushes to Legalize Abortion Up to Birth for Unborn Children with “Substantial” Disabilities

The Government of India is set to introduce a bill in the national Parliament that would legalize abortion up to birth for unborn children with “substantial foetal abnormalities.” The bill would also change the legal limit for abortion from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for “survivors of rape, victims of incest and other vulnerable women,” including minors and women with mental disabilities.

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New Study Links Abortion and Pre-Term Births

A study featured in the National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, showed that, across all age groups, non-Hispanic black women experienced significantly more pre-term births than their white and Hispanic counterparts. In America, the abortion rate among black women is nearly five times that of white women, and double that of Hispanic women. That the pre-term birth rates are higher among black women in the U.S. …

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