Supreme Court gives split verdict on allowing woman to terminate her 26-week pregnancy [11.10.2023]

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, pronounced a split verdict on the Centre's plea for recall of its October 9 order granting permission to a married woman, a mother of two, to terminate her 26-week pregnancy, with one judge voicing her disinclination to allow abortion and the other asserting that the woman's decision "must be respected". 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday also declined to grant interim relief to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son that the trial court in Uttar Pradesh be asked not to pass a final order in a pending criminal case against him till his claim of juvenility is ascertained.

12 Oct 2023