Suggested Amendments by NCW
1. Section 2, clause ( a )
should be revised to broaden the definition of guardian to include an
individual having the care of the person of a ) a minor women, or b) a women of
2. In Section 2, clause ( b )
of the Act, the definition of 'lunatic' should be deleted.
3. Section 3, clause ( 2 )
, Explanation 1, of the Act should be amended to include offences under
sections 376A to 376D of IPC as within its scope.
4. Section 3, clause ( 4 )
of the Act should be revised so as to make it clear that the consent of the
women concerned, must be obtained in every case.
5. Section 5, clause ( 2 ) of the Act should be amended so as to indicate
clearly which particular offence is constituted if a person who is not a
registered medical practitioner performs abortion.