ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Justice versus Emancipation

The recent intervention by the Supreme Court to allow an abortion beyond the 20-week limit in extenuating circumstances is an important milestone in the fi ght for women's rights over their bodies. It is a victory for women's emancipation from the narrow purview of the law, which in its bid to uphold legal justice, compromises social justice. The judgment also strengthens the case for an overhaul of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, which has been long overdue.
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