Why Supreme Court used 'pregnant person' instead of 'pregnant woman' in a judgment

Consent of a pregnant person in decisions of reproductive autonomy and termination of pregnancy is paramount, the Court said.
Pregnant woman and Supreme Court
Pregnant woman and Supreme Court

In a judgment delivered last week, the Supreme Court observed that apart from a cisgender woman, pregnancy can also be experienced by non-binary people and transgender men, among other gender identities [A (Mother of X) v. State of Maharashtra and Another].

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