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Unmarried Women Also Have The Right To Legal Abortion; Supreme Court With Important Verdict.

Both married and unmarried women have the right to have an abortion up to the 24th week of pregnancy.
by Xappie Desk | September 30, 2022 17:16 IST
Unmarried Women Also Have The Right To Legal Abortion; Supreme Court With Important Verdict.

Delhi: The Supreme Court issued a historic judgement regarding women's rights. The Supreme Court has ruled that abortion is the right of women, and unmarried people also have the right to abortion. In the court verdict, it is clear that sexual intercourse by the husband without consent is also rape. And the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act also applies to torture by the husband.

 
The important verdict of the Supreme Court states that under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act. Both married and unmarried women have the right to have an abortion up to the 24th week of pregnancy. The court ordered that there be no classification in this. Under current law, only married women had the right to an abortion. This is what the Supreme Court has changed. Women can decide for themselves whether to have an abortion. No one, including the husband, has the right to interfere with it. The court ruled that both married and unmarried people have the same rights in this regard. The important verdict is that of the bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud. The court held that a woman's marital status cannot be used as a basis to take away her right to an unwanted abortion.
 
At the same time, the court's verdict also clarified that sexual intercourse performed by the husband without consent is also rape. The court said that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act also applies to her husband's torture. Several lower courts had earlier ruled that one should not object to the husband's sexual intercourse, and such objection would break the family bond. The Supreme Court has also quashed such judgement statements. The important verdict from the Supreme Court is on a petition filed by an unmarried woman who was 24 weeks pregnant and seeking permission for an abortion. The Delhi High Court had denied them permission to have an abortion on the grounds that they were not married.


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