India- It’s Good to Have Progressive Laws. Now, Stop Moral Policing of Women Seeking Abortion

By: Himani Chandna
OCTOBER 03, 2022

In what we call a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court last week said all women, irrespective of their marital status, are entitled to safe and legal abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Over the last two decades, more than 50 countries have changed their laws — some for greater access and others for curtailing it. Instances of the latter include the overturning of Roe Vs Wade’s judgment which once enabled millions of American women to access safe abortions, or a new law in Hungary where women seeking an abortion will be obliged to “listen to the foetal heartbeat” before they can access the procedure.