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The Court’s decision to refuse an abortion to a woman with postpartum psychosis has undone the progressive strides made in 2021 and 2022

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Only One High Court Has a Woman Chief Justice

Out of 25, only one High Court has a woman Chief Justice as of 1st June, 2021.

28th Jun 2021



Swati Agarwal v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide if Sections 3 and 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 violate Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950.


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Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, Deepak Gupta J