On March 15, 2020, the President declared a nationwide state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and no public communication has talked about COVID-19 and abortion.
Abortions in India in normal times is equivalent to mounting a hill. In exceptional times like the COVID-19 crisis, the issue of accessing safe abortion is aggravated.
Safe abortion in Mexico is permitted under some circumstances in all states, but just a few women seek an abortion even when they meet the requirements.
South Africa's abortion laws allows a woman to terminate a pregnancy, for any reason, within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Despite the liberal abortion laws, about 50 percent of abortions conducted annually in South Africa happen outside the licensed facilities.