India's supreme court has expanded abortion rights to all women

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2022
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India’s highest court has released a decision equalizing access to abortion, correcting a 2021 law that limited access for unmarried women to the 20th week of their pregnancies.

The ruling means that all women in India, irrespective of marital status, have a right to get an elective abortion until the 24th week, or the end of the second trimester.

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