Now, all women are entitled to safe and legal abortion: Supreme Court

The court also for the first time recognised marital rape under the MTP Act

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The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, AS Bopanna and JB Pardiwala delivered a decision saying that the right to reproductive choice for the woman is a facet of the right to personal liberty

Bhavini Mishra New Delhi
The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the right to safe and legal abortion to all women, irrespective of their marital status, up to 24 weeks of pregnancy under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

The milestone judgment also for the first time recognised marital rape, strictly under the purview of the MTP Act. It said that marital rape has to be classified within the meaning of “rape” in order to save women from forceful pregnancy.

Delivering its judgment, the bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, A S Bopanna and J B Pardiwala said that the right to reproductive choice

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First Published: Sep 29 2022 | 9:01 PM IST

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