SC refuses to ban 'I-pill'

A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said  the consumption of such pills could not be termed as abortion.

Petitioner Krupa Prolifers said the use of“I-pill”, the medicine that leads to abortion within 72 hours of pregnancy, violates the relevant laws in this regard.

The petitioner challenged a recent ruling of the Kerala High Court, which had turned down a similar plea.

The petitioner said the medicine has various side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, breast tenderness etc and its regular intake reduces the chances of becoming pregnant again.

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