Hindu Beliefs and Abortion Laws in India

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Journal Title: Law & Political Review
Author(s): Yukta Muniraj
Published On: 21/02/2023
Volume: 8
First Page: 68
Last Page: 75
ISSN: 2581-7191
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Yukta Muniraj, Hindu Beliefs and Abortion Laws in India, Volume 8, Law & Political Review, 68-75, Published on 21/02/2023, Available at https://lpr.thelawbrigade.com/article/hindu-beliefs-and-abortion-laws-in-india/


This research explores Hindu traditions and beliefs on abortion. According to Hinduism, abortion is the worst sin a woman can commit since it breaks the cycle of reincarnation and reduces Dharma. Going back in time, we eventually reach the current abortion law in India, where it is permitted under specific circumstances. The decision to have a kid or not is not entirely within a woman’s hands. Abortion possibilities are delayed by slow legal processes. Rising incidence of illegal abortions and the requirement for sex education in our nation. This study has made an effort to provide answers to every query that American women seeking abortions have. Although our country is democratic and our abortion regulations may not be as harsh as those in America, we have very few choices. Additionally, there are religious beliefs in several religions that forbid abortion. In my research, we focus on the Hindu law’s emphasis on these views and how it has changed over time, yet some women are still prevented from getting abortions due to these beliefs.

Keywords: Abortion laws, Hindu abortion laws, MTP Act

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