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A Womb of One’s Own: Privacy and Reproductive Rights

In the context of the privacy judgment (Justice K S Puttaswamy v Union of India 2012a), we examine two reproductive rights issues that have featured prominently in recent public discourse: abortion and surrogacy. In this piece, we outline how the privacy judgment provides a much-needed impetus to the legislature to resolve potential constitutional challenges to laws on these two issues.

We the People

When the judiciary and the centre argue about the need for transparency and accountability, it seems that both envision these as duties only towards each other, and not towards society generally. This myopia is evident throughout the history of their struggle into the present-day: neither has focused on making information public, let alone thought of other ways to involve a broad cross section of the people, even as this is becoming more commonplace worldwide.
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