Beneficial provisions of abortion law cannot be denied to woman merely because she is unmarried: Supreme Court

The top court, therefore, allowed an unmarried woman, who became pregnant due to consensual sex, to abort her 24-week-old foetus.
Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and AS Bopanna
Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and AS Bopanna

Beneficial provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act cannot be denied to a woman solely on the ground that she is unmarried, the Supreme Court held on Thursday while allowing an unmarried woman, who became pregnant due to consensual sex, to abort her 24-week-old foetus.

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