The big decision of the Supreme Court, unmarried women cannot be kept away from their rights, they are also allowed to terminate the pregnancy of 23 weeks, just this process should not be fatal!

An unmarried pregnant woman had applied to the Delhi High Court for permission to terminate her 23-week pregnancy, from where she approached the Supreme Court after the permission was denied.

While hearing a case, the Supreme Court, while giving an important verdict, expanded the scope of the ‘Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act’ (MTP) to allow even women who are unmarried after 24 weeks. In other words, from now on any woman who has become pregnant for any reason before marriage will also be allowed to have an abortion. The bench asked the board to conduct an inquiry to find out whether abortion could endanger the life of the woman, for which a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and AS Bopanna asked the AIIMS director to issue provisions of the MTP Act. Directed to constitute a medical board of two doctors to examine the woman by Friday.

Let us tell you that an unmarried pregnant woman had applied to the Delhi High Court for permission to terminate her 23-week pregnancy, from where, after not getting permission, she had moved the Supreme Court and sought immediate listing of her appeal. had demanded. In this matter, the bench said, “We request the Director of AIIMS to constitute a Medical Board under the provisions of the MTP Act. If the Medical Board concludes that the abortion can be performed without any risk to the life of the petitioner (woman), then AIIMS will perform the abortion as per the petition.

Earlier in this case, the Delhi High Court had refused permission for abortion, considering it tantamount to murder. The High Court, in its order dated July 16, had refused to allow the woman to terminate the 23-week-old fetus and said that in case of pregnancies between 20 weeks due to mutual consent under the Abortion Act, Post-abortion is not allowed. However, the high court had sought the Centre’s response on the woman’s contention that not allowing unmarried women to terminate their pregnancies up to 24 weeks was discriminatory. The petitioner, a 25-year-old woman, had told the court that her partner had refused to marry her, with whom she was in a consensual relationship.

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