The Delhi High Court allowed termination of pregnancy of around 25 weeks of a minor child and further directed the SHO concerned to ensure that after the medical termination and the period of rest, the minor child was admitted to a Government school, so she could continue studying further.
Bombay High Court upheld the petitioner's right to choose termination of pregnancy. ‘The Court considers this petition as an appeal not only to the judicial mind, but to the moral conscience that must accompany it.'
Delhi High Court: In a case filed seeking termination of pregnancy under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP
Punjab and Haryana High Court: While deciding the writ petition, a bench of Vinod S. Bhardwaj, J., directed the Medical Board to
Bombay High Court: In an appeal filed by husband challenging the judgment and decree of restitution of conjugal rights and
“The nature of sexual violence and the contours of consent do not undergo a transformation when one decides to marry. The institution of marriage does not influence the answer to the question of whether a woman has consented to sexual relations. If the woman is in an abusive relationship, she may face great difficulty in accessing medical resources or consulting doctors.”
While the interim order was passed in the case on 21.07.2022, the Supreme Court took over two months to write a far-reaching 75-pages-long verdict, touching upon various aspects like purposive interpretation of Medical Termination of Pregnancy laws, equal status of married and unmarried or single women, right to reproductive autonomy, right to dignity, effect of unwanted pregnancy on mental health of women, etc.
Jharkhand High Court: While deciding the instant petition, Sanjay Kumar Dwivedi, J., directed the State Legal Services Authority to ensure that the
Allahabad High Court: In a case relating to unwanted 23-week pregnancy of a 12-year-old rape victim, the division bench of Attau Rahman
Delhi High Court: In a case seeking grant of medical termination of pregnancy by a 16-year-old rape victim (‘petitioner’), Yashwant Varma J.,
Delhi High Court: A Division Bench of Sathish Chandra Sharma, CJ and Subramonium Prasad, J refused termination of pregnancy to an unmarried
“Denying an unmarried woman the right to a safe abortion violates her personal autonomy and freedom.”
Madhya Pradesh High Court: Vivek Rusia, J. allowed an appeal which was filed seeking permission/ direction for termination of pregnancy. The petitioner
Delhi High Court: Mukta Gupta, J., held that, the Metropolitan Magistrate/ Judicial Magistrate of the first class is competent to take cognizance
Karnataka High Court: Sreenivas Harish Kumar J. allowed the appeal for bail and set aside the order passed by the LXX Additional
Delhi High Court: While explaining whether a pregnant woman can seek termination of pregnancy beyond 24 weeks, Jyoti Singh, J. (Vacation Judge)
Telangana High Court: Expressing that, A woman has the right to make choice to carry pregnancy, at the same time, it’s her
Kerala High Court: P.B.Suresh Kumar, J., invoked the doctrine of parens patriae to permit termination of eight weeks pregnancy of a medically
Gujarat High Court: B.N. Karia, J., decided upon a petition which was filed with a request seeking permission to get the pregnancy
Orissa High Court: Biswanath Rath J., allowed the petition in part and laid down comprehensive guidelines for the state to follow in