India’s Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s lack of marital status could not deny her the choice to abort a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. Photo: AP
India’s Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s lack of marital status could not deny her the choice to abort a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. Photo: AP
Kavitha Yarlagadda
Opinion

Opinion

Kavitha Yarlagadda

India’s landmark abortion ruling is a step forward for women’s rights

  • The country’s highest court has ruled that single women must have the same abortion rights as their married counterparts
  • The expansion of access to abortion is not only an important step in a society where premarital sex and abortion still carry deep stigma, but also stands in contrast to developments in the US

India’s Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s lack of marital status could not deny her the choice to abort a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. Photo: AP
India’s Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s lack of marital status could not deny her the choice to abort a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. Photo: AP
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