Article 21 and Abortion

Makam, Ganesh (2023) Article 21 and Abortion. [Working papers (or Preprints)] (Submitted)

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Reproductive rights are critical towards the realization of a broad range of human rights. The Indian constitution recognises an individual's right to life, health, and personal liberty (including sexual, reproductive, and decisional autonomy) as well as privacy and equality. The Supreme Court has recognized reproductive rights as both a component of the right to health and a component of personal liberty under Article 21 , defining them as the right to "access a range of reproductive health information, goods, facilities, and services that enable individuals to make informed, free, and responsible reproductive behaviour decisions". It is under this context that I must aim to analyse how abortion rights in India have been the topic of numerous debates and controversies for several decades.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Abortion | Article 21 | Indian Constitution
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2023 15:24
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2023 15:24
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