The historic decision of the Supreme Court, Right to abortion for all women, married or unmarried

The Supreme Court has given a historic verdict, the right of abortion to all women of the country, whether married or unmarried.

The historic decision of the Supreme Court, Right to abortion for all women, married or unmarried

The Supreme Court has given a historic verdict, the right of abortion to all women of the country, whether married or unmarried. In this historic decision, the Supreme Court said that under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, everyone has the right to an abortion at 24 weeks. There it does not matter whether the woman is married or unmarried.

The bench of DY Chandrachud Singh of the Supreme Court has given this important decision regarding the rights of women. According to the court's decision, all women in the country - whether married or unmarried - have been given the right to abortion.

The Supreme Court has struck down the right to abortion between married and unmarried women, holding that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act makes it unconstitutional to exclude unmarried women from live-in relationships.

Marital rape is also included in rape, so the right to abortion is necessary in such cases

In an important decision regarding abortion, the Supreme Court has said that even in the case of 'marital rape' by the husband, the wife can get an abortion within the prescribed limit of 24 weeks.

Marital rape also comes under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act. The Court held that the distinction between married and unmarried women is artificial and not constitutionally sustainable. It perpetuates the belief that only married women engage in sexual activity. This right will come as a relief to those women who are forced to continue with the unwanted pregnancy.

Deprivation of married and unmarried women is a violation of the right to equality

The court said that it is unfair to include unmarried women under the purview of Rule 3B of the said Act. This is a violation of the fundamental right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution. Prohibiting unmarried and single women from abortion and allowing only married women violates the fundamental rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution.