Indian Supreme Court Amends Law To Allow Unmarried Women To Get Abortions Up To The 24th Week

Indian Supreme Court Amends Law To Allow Unmarried Women To Get Abortions Up To The 24th Week

2 months ago

As per the Supreme Court of India, all women, regardless of marital status, are now permitted to undergo an abortion up to 24 weeks.

The court’s decision followed a request for clarification regarding the 2021 abortion law amendment, which identified many groups but did not include single women among them.

The court ruled that every woman has the right to a safe and legal abortion, even if she is single. It stated that it would be “unconstitutional” to exclude unmarried women in consensual relationships from these rights.

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