Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases of a woman’s existence. To be able to recreate life within oneself, to have two hearts beating in a single body, it is nothing less than magical!
However, sometimes there may be some complications in pregnancy which may be call for a medical termination of pregnancy or what is known as how many abortion you can have within a two years timeline.
In The united-state, we are governed by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, for legal terminal of pregnancy. As per this act you legally abort only up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Sadly so, in the US most people abort absolutely healthy foetus only because by way of ultrasound they find out that the foetus is that of a girl child. One would think that this kind of barbaric act is done by pooranduneducated people, but the irony is that mostly the rich and affluent families indulge in this heinous crime.
This is why the sex ratio in a lot of in India is various states are dangerously dwindling. As a result of this malpractice, prenatal sex determination has legally been banned in India under the Pre-conception and prenatal diagnostic technique (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act.
In India, you can abort only in the following scenarios:
- When the mothers physical or mental health is threatened by pregnancy
- When the ultrasound shows that the foetus of the yet to be born child is malformed or handicapped
- Where the pregnancy is a result of rape/ non-consensual sexual act
- When the mother is under the age of 18 (with the approval of the guardian)
- When the mother is of unsound mind (with the approval of the guardian)
- When the woman gets pregnant despite a sterilization operation
I had a friend who was newly married and soon found out she was pregnant, and she was over the moon! But as time passed, she developed some complications to the extent that the doctors advised her to go for an abortion else it was a risk to her life. It took a lot of convincing and cajoling her over weeks and weeks to go for the medical termination of pregnancy.
It took her a long time to get over the trauma of having lost her child but she conceived again in a years’ time and gave birth to the most beautiful twins- yes a boy and girl. She believes that of the twins, one is the baby she had to let go of in the previous pregnancy.