6 C
London
Friday, December 2, 2022

India’s highest court grants all women the right to safe abortion

Must read

Who is YouTuber GravyCatMan? How rich is he? Real name

What is GravyCatMan's real name? GravyCatMan, also known as GrumpyGravy, is said to have been born in the US, but has concealed his date of...

Kamaldeen Sulemana – Wiki, age, girlfriend, net worth, height, career

Kamaldeen Sulemanaborn 15 February 2002, and known as Kamaldeen, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Ligue 1 club Rennes...

The teen who was denied the chance to be with her father when he was executed says ‘the justice system failed me’

Khorry Ramey entered the state penitentiary in Bonne Terre, Missouri, Tuesday morning to visit her father, Kevin Johnson, for the last time. Prison guards...

Google testing end-to-end encryption for group chats in Messages app • londonbusinessblog.com

Google said today it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app — RCS stands for Rich Communication Services. ...
Shreya Christinahttps://londonbusinessblog.com
Shreya has been with londonbusinessblog.com for 3 years, writing copy for client websites, blog posts, EDMs and other mediums to engage readers and encourage action. By collaborating with clients, our SEO manager and the wider londonbusinessblog.com team, Shreya seeks to understand an audience before creating memorable, persuasive copy.

India’s highest court on Thursday upheld a woman’s right to abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy regardless of marital status, a decision widely praised by women’s rights activists.

The right to abortion has proved controversial worldwide after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized proceedings in the United States, in June.

“Even an unmarried woman can have an abortion for up to 24 weeks, just like married women,” said Indian Supreme Court judge DY Chandrachud, who ruled a woman’s marital status could not decide her right to an abortion.

A law from 1971, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP)had limited the proceedings to married women, divorcees, widows, minors, “disabled and mentally ill women” and survivors of sexual assault or rape.

“The decision whether or not to have an abortion is based on complicated living conditions, which only the woman can choose on her own terms without outside interference or influence,” the court said.

It added that every woman should have “reproductive autonomy” to request an abortion, without consulting a third party.

Thursday’s decision came in response to a petition from a woman who said her pregnancy was the result of a consensual relationship but that she had requested an abortion when the relationship failed.

The ruling is a milestone for Indian women’s rights, activists say.

“It’s a first step, it’s a progressive step,” said Yogita Bhayana, founder of PARI (People Against Rapes in India).

The court added that sexual assault by spouses can be classified as marital rape under the MTP law. Indian law does not consider marital rape a criminal offense, although efforts are being made to change this.

“In an era that includes Dobbs vs. Jackson and distinguishes between marital status of women who are raped, this excellent judgment on abortion under the MTP law knocks the park out,” Karuna Nundy, an advocate who specializes in gender justice and other areas, said on Twitter.

She was referring to the case that led to the US Supreme Court ruling in June.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

Who is YouTuber GravyCatMan? How rich is he? Real name

What is GravyCatMan's real name? GravyCatMan, also known as GrumpyGravy, is said to have been born in the US, but has concealed his date of...

Kamaldeen Sulemana – Wiki, age, girlfriend, net worth, height, career

Kamaldeen Sulemanaborn 15 February 2002, and known as Kamaldeen, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Ligue 1 club Rennes...

The teen who was denied the chance to be with her father when he was executed says ‘the justice system failed me’

Khorry Ramey entered the state penitentiary in Bonne Terre, Missouri, Tuesday morning to visit her father, Kevin Johnson, for the last time. Prison guards...

Google testing end-to-end encryption for group chats in Messages app • londonbusinessblog.com

Google said today it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app — RCS stands for Rich Communication Services. ...

Hate speech is on the rise on Twitter under Elon Musk, reports show

Elon Musk claimed last week that "hate speech impressions" on Twitter had dropped by a third since he took over the company.But the overall...