Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act An Act to provide for the termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows- Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement.
As India traditionally being a patriarchal society, women are often looked down upon. Women neither belong to the minority class nor the backward class.
There was a need with the passage of time for the formation of the statutory body for which a bill was introduced in the Parliament, namely the National Commission for Women Bill 1990, which resulted in the formation of the National Commission for Women.