Abortion in India was legalized in 1971, but many people, especially in rural areas, do not know that abortion is legal. India has the largest number of deaths from unsafe abortions in the world.

CommonHealth, an IWHC partner, is a network in India that advocates for maternal health, including access to safe abortion. In this video, Rajesh Chaturvedi of CommonHealth talks about how the organization is addressing maternal health issues for rural women and their families in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.