Historic: SC Gives Right to Abortion for Unmarried Woman

Right to Abortion for Unmarried Woman: The Supreme Court of the country has given a big verdict on the rights of women on Thursday. Now an unmarried woman has been given the right to abortion like a married woman.
Historic: SC Gives Right to Abortion for Unmarried Women
Historic: SC Gives Right to Abortion for Unmarried Women

Right to Abortion for Unmarried Woman: The Supreme Court of the country has given a big verdict on the rights of women on Thursday. According to this historic decision, now an unmarried woman has been given the right to abortion like a married woman.

The court bench said that now unmarried women also have the right to abortion under the Abortion Act.

The Supreme Court, while amending the law, has allowed unmarried women to abort the pregnancy within 24 weeks in special cases.

The Supreme Court has also ordered AIIMS to constitute a medical board. This board will decide whether abortion can be done without endangering the life of a girl child. If there is no danger to life, abortion will be done.

Abortion cannot be denied just because the woman is unmarried

Hearing the petition, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice A.S. Bopanna's bench has given the verdict.

The bench has said that abortion cannot be denied just because the woman is unmarried. Explain that the Delhi High Court had termed termination of pregnancy between 20 and 23 weeks as equal to feticide.

Referring to the 2021 amendment of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, the bench said that the word partner has been used in place of husband in the amendment.

The intent of the law was not to limit the benefits of conditions arising from marital relations. The new law allows a widow or divorced woman to terminate a pregnancy at a period of 20-24 weeks.

Supreme Court Bench

Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Delhi High Court

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

A 25-year-old girl had filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding this matter who had also filed this petition in the Delhi High Court.

The Delhi High Court had rejected this demand of the girl. Challenging the High Court's decision, the woman said that it was difficult for her to bear the child as her partner had refused to marry her.

The petitioner had also stated that he was one of the five siblings of his farmer's parents.

The woman had said that she would also have to face social exclusion and mental agony due to giving birth to a child when she was unmarried.

She had also said that she is just an arts graduate and has no source of employment. Therefore, she will not be able to raise enough resources for the upbringing of the child.

On which the Delhi High Court had refused to abort, but on Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned this decision and gave an interim order for abortion to the girl.

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