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MANOJ B. PATEL

The number of abortions in the city has risen significantly in the last three years, according to information procured from the public health department under the Right to Information Act. In the last one year, 30,117 couples have chosen abortion. The information was furnished by RTI activist Chetan Kothari.Read more at;

 

Mumbai abortion capital of state | The Asian Age

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Mumbai, May 14: In an alarming rate of unwanted pregnancies, an RTI query accessed through civic data has revealed that 67 percent of teenage girls in Mumbai have undergone abortions. As per a report published in TOI, out of 3,100 women, 1,600 were under the age of 19.

 

Read more at: Mumbai: Abortions among teenage girls at record high, reveals RTI - Oneindia

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karira

Mr Kothari seems to be filing RTIs again and again on the same subject !

 

He filed a similar RTI in 2012:

 

Rti_5_years_abortion_details - RTI Directory

 

Maybe he is trying to collect latest statistical information.

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