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India Expands Abortion Access to Single Women and Survivors of Marital Rape

HeadlineSep 30, 2022

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that all women can access abortion care up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of marital status. Thursday’s ruling ends a disparity in the availability of abortions to single versus married women. The court also ruled for the first time in its history that marital rape should be included in the definition of rape if a woman wants to abort her fetus. However, India remains one of 36 countries where marital rape is not a crime. Meanwhile, LGBTQ groups say the court’s ruling leaves out transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse persons who deserve reproductive care and protection from sexual assault.

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