Abortion Law: Supreme Court’s big decision on abortion of unmarried women, right to abortion up to 24 weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given a big verdict on the abortion case of unmarried women in India. The apex court has allowed unmarried women to have abortions up to 24 weeks. The Supreme Court has expanded Rule 3-B of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules. The Supreme Court has said that even unmarried women in India have the right to abortion under the MTP Act. The Supreme Court has said that all women in India have the right to choose. 
 
The court has said that even unmarried women in India can have abortions under the MTP Act. has the right to do This decision of the Supreme Court means that now even unmarried women have got the right to have an abortion up to 24 weeks. SC extended Rule 3-B of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules. It should be noted that in general cases the right to abortion of more than 20 weeks and less than 24 weeks was available only to married women. has gone Rape for the purpose of abortion also includes marital rape. The SC in its judgment struck down the right to abortion between married and unmarried women and said that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act  It is unconstitutional to exclude unmarried women from a live-in relationship. br />The dignity of autonomy and the right to freedom of privacy gives an unmarried woman the same right to bear a child as a married woman. The court said that barring unmarried or unmarried pregnant women from abortion while allowing married women in such a situation would violate the spirit of Article 14 of the Constitution. The Court held that the benefit of any law should not be decided on the basis of a narrow paternalistic stance.
 
 

 

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