International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part B (2017)
Law of abortion: Critical study from the perspective of women’s right to privacy
Abortion often invites exuberant debates amongst intelligentsia. This paper will be a sincere endeavor to highlight the broader contours of law of privacy of women with respect to carrying a foetus in her womb. Once the women became pregnant society became silent observant to this development and even the Law has to take its own recourse on the issue of women’s pregnancy. The right to take decision over her body seems to have been lost into wilderness, she doesn’t have even right to privacy. Though in past as well as in recent judicial pronouncements the emphasis has been laid down in rendering recognition to the Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right enshrined in the Constitution. The subsidiary legislation referred here as Pre-Natal Detection Test Act 1994 (PNDT) and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTPA), and other International Legal scenario have been critically discussed in the light of women’s right. The question which is raised through this paper is whether the existing laws safeguarding the interest of foetus more vis-a -vis Right to Privacy of women objectively.
How to cite this article:
Krishna Kumar. Law of abortion: Critical study from the perspective of women’s right to privacy. 2017; 3(10): 111-117.