Supreme Court notice to Center on a petition against age restriction on reproductive rights of women

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre’s response to a plea against the 35-year age restriction on women’s reproductive rights to conduct pre-pregnancy and prenatal diagnostic tests.

A bench of Justices SK Kaul and Abhay S Oka issued notice to the central government and others on a plea filed by a lawyer, who said that the age limit restricts women’s reproductive rights.

“She cites Section 4(3)(i) of the Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994, to argue that the age restriction of 35 years is a restriction on women’s reproductive rights. And given the recent judgment of this Court…issuance of notice is limited to the above aspect,” it said.

The apex court was hearing a solicitation filed by advocate Meera Kaur Patel, who had contended that the age of 35 times under Section 4( 3)( i) of the the-conception andPre-natal unique ways( Prohibition of coitus Selection) Act Ban, 1994 is a restriction on the reproductive rights of women.

Per the Act, unless the pregnant woman is further than 35 times of age, antenatal
separate ways shall not be used or operated on.

In a significant ruling on women’s reproductive rights, the apex court held that all women are entitled to safe and legal revocation up to 24 weeks of gestation and made any distinction grounded on the Medical Termination of pregnancy ( MTP) Act. His marital status is” naturally unstable”.


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