All women who are married or unmarried can apply for an abortion under the MTP act in India, ordered by the Supreme Court of India. There will be no difference in what happens between married or unmarried women if it comes time to terminate their pregnancy.
The Supreme Court on Thursday made a historic decision by ordering that all women who want to terminate their pregnancy on their own desire whether she is married or unmarried can apply for it, it is a constitutional right.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, JB Pardiwala, and AS Bopanna delivered the verdict on the interpretation of the MTP act, saying that whether it is married and unmarried or single women they can abort the child within 24 weeks if they want to stop unwanted pregnancy. The Supreme Court claimed it as their human right and constitutional right. Although SC said that as time passes, society is also getting more modern where mostly the youth Live-in relation, or sometimes in married couples where the husband forces his wife to have a physical relationship during which the ladies can get pregnant without their desire, which can put them under serious circumstances.
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Know Origin Of Matter Which Puts SC To Make Decision:
In the last year, a 25-year-old girl from Delhi was in a live-in relationship with her boyfriend, who made her pregnant during their physical relationship without her desire. After some time, she found herself pregnant. When she went to the hospital, she was refused an abortion because only married women can abort if they want to.
When she went to Delhi’s High Court with the case, she said that she is unmarried now and can’t accept this unwanted pregnancy as her boyfriend refuses to marry her. She is unmarried. When she approached SC with this case, SC said that she could reach out to the Aim medical team if they suggested she terminate the pregnancy within 24 weeks safely, then she could abort her child. After this issue, SC has made the decision that not only married but unmarried girls can get pregnant. And MTP allows every woman who does not want to have an unwanted child to abort.
As well as that, SC has said that marital rape is also rape that is committed by the husband. If the wife does not want to have any physical relations with the husband or if he forces her, then it is considered a crime.
Many times this issue has erupted in front of the judiciary but they have raised no action or law against this issue. Now after their order has put many women in relief by passing this order so that women who are in live-in relations and unmarried but got pregnant by mistake can terminate their pregnancy by using their Constitutional right.