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Abortion Rights

  • Published
    25th Jun, 2022

Context:

In a significant curtailment of women’s rights, the US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v/s Wade, 1973 landmark decision giving women in America the right to have abortion before the foetus is viable outside the womb (24-28 weeks mark).

Reproductive rights of the women:

Based on the multiple definitions of reproductive rights, it can be said that they include some or all of the following rights –

  • Right to safe and legal abortion: Women should be provided with safe and legal abortion measures, in order to secure the Right to Life with dignity.
  • Right to control one’s reproductive functions: Women should be entitled with the bodily autonomy with respect to her own body and conditions of pregnancy and reproductive functions.
  • Right to access in order to make reproductive choices free of coercion, discrimination and violence
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