Forced Pregnancy of a Married Woman Can be Treated as Marital Rape for Abortion Law: Supreme Court

Forced pregnancy of a married woman can be treated as “marital rape” for abortion purposes, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, in a landmark decision on women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. A bench led by Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, held that the term “rape” under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act will include

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