As per Supreme Court of India, all women, regardless of marital status, are now permitted to undergo an abortion up to 24 weeks.
The court’s decision followed a request for clarification regarding the 2021 abortion law amendment, which identified many groups but did not include single women among them.
The court ruled that every woman has the right to a safe and legal abortion, even if she is single. It stated that it would be “unconstitutional” to exclude unmarried women in consensual relationships from these rights.
India has had a severely imbalanced gender ratio despite the fact that abortions have been legal there since 1971.
Indians have historically preferred sons to daughters as children, based on the old-fashioned notion that sons would remain in the family and care for the parents as they aged, while daughters would leave them for their future husbands and cost them…