Safe Abortion Advocacy Initiative
The Census 2011 once again revealed a
decline in the child sex ratio across the country. Many state
governments have responded by restricting the sale of abortion pills and
availability of abortion services in the private sector.
analysis of media coverage and discussions in the state assemblies and
parliament reveals there is a misconception of pre-birth sex selection
and access to safe abortion. Therefore, it is very important to ensure
that these initiatives do not put the lives of women in danger by
restricting their access to safe abortion services. It is estimated that
one woman dies every two hours from abortion related causes. Therefore,
a need was felt to advocate easier access of safe abortion services.
Population First, with the support of IPAS, launched an advocacy campaign on Safe Abortion in July 2012. (Read More
The deep rooted patriarchal values of the Indian society deny many a women her sexual and reproductive rights. Woman's sexual and reproductive behavior is controlled through gender discrimination and violence. The falling sex ratios and the continuing high maternal mortality and morbidity are reflective of the abridgment of the right of women to a life free of denial, discrimination and disease. (Read More