SC  allows rape survivor to undergo pregnancy termination

The Supreme Court allowed termination of pregnancy of a 14-year-old sexual assault victim, terming it a “very very exceptional case where we have to protect her”. The top court directed the state to bear all the expenses of the procedure.

As per The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act pregnant women can seek abortion up to 20 weeks on the advice of a doctor.

The right to seek abortion is determined by two registered medical practitioners as an exception if a pregnancy is 20-24 weeks under certain categories.

The Supreme Court , in its judgement (2022), held that unmarried women have the same right to abortion as married women.In Suchita Srivastava’s case, Supreme Court, held that reproductive rights are an integral part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 2.

India’s Law on Abortion – News Simplified


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