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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Turkey, English

… The State shall take the necessary measures and establish the necessary organization to protect peace and welfare of the family, especially mother and children, and to ensure the instruction of family planning and its practice. … (Art. 41)

Turkey, Turkish

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Nepal, English

10. Planning, family planning and population management
… (Schedule 7, List of Concurrent (federal and provincial) Powers/Jurisdiction)

Nepal, Nepali

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Nepal, English

The State shall pursue the following policies:

(h) Policies regarding the basic needs of citizens:

(10) It shall be the policy of the State to increase general life expectancy by decreasing maternity-infant mortality rate by encouraging family planning population management based on the need and capacity of the country.

(j) Policies regarding social justice and inclusion:

(3) Ensuring the use of necessary services and facilities during the reproductive stage
… (Art. 51)

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Viet Nam, English

2. The State, society and family are responsible for protecting and caring for the health of mothers and children, and for family planning. (Art. 58)

Viet Nam, Vietnamese

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

India, English

(20A) Population control and family planning.
… (Seventh Schedule, List III- Concurrent List, Art. 20A)

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sri Lanka, English

9. Health –

9:3 Population control and family planning;
… (Ninth Schedule, List III, Concurrent List)

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, English

Motherhood and fatherhood are fully protected, whatever the marital status of the mother or father. Couples have the right to decide freely and responsibly how many children they wish to conceive, and are entitled to access to the information and means necessary to guarantee the exercise of this right. The State guarantees overall assistance and protection for motherhood, in general, from the moment of conception, throughout pregnancy, delivery and the puerperal period, and guarantees full family planning services based on ethical and scientific values. … (Art. 76)

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Spanish

La maternidad y la paternidad son protegidas integralmente, sea cual fuere el estado civil de la madre o del padre. Las parejas tienen derecho a decidir libre y responsablemente el número de hijos o hijas que deseen concebir y a disponer de la información y de los medios que les aseguren el ejercicio de este derecho. El Estado garantizará asistencia y protección integral a la maternidad, en general a partir del momento de la concepción, durante el embarazo, el parto y el puerperio, y asegurará servicios de planificación familiar integral basados en valores éticos y científicos. … (Art. 76)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Paraguay, English

The right to life is inherent to the human person. Its protection is guaranteed, in general, from [its] conception. … (Art. 4)

Paraguay, Spanish

El derecho a la vida es inherente a la persona humana. Se garantiza su protección, en general, desde la concepción. ... (Art. 4)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Paraguay, English

The State recognizes the right of persons to freely and responsibly decide the number and the frequency of the birth of their children, as well as to receive, in coordination with the pertinent organs[,] education, scientific orientation, and adequate services in the matter.
Special plans of reproductive health and maternal-child health [care] for people of scarce resources will be established. (Art. 61)

Paraguay, Spanish

El Estado reconoce el derecho de las personas a decidir libre y responsablemente el número y la frecuencia del nacimiento de sus hijos, así como a recibir, en coordinación con los organismos pertinentes educación, orientación científica y servicios adecuados, en la materia.
Se establecerán planes especiales de salud reproductiva y salud materno infantil para la población de escasos recursos. (Art. 61)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Jamaica, English

(12) Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law in force immediately before the commencement of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, relating to­

(c) offences regarding the life of the unborn, shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of the provisions of this Chapter.
… (Sec. 13)14