Rights of an Unborn vis-a-vis Rights of Women

  • Anshu Sharma and Sarthak Sangwai
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  • Anshu Sharma

    Student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India

  • Sarthak Sangwai

    Student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India

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The discussion over the women’s right to privacy and abortion rights has gained prominence since the decision of Roe vs. Wade was passed by the Supreme Court of the USA as it was in direct contrast with the Right of life of an unborn and their status as legal personality. There is different moral, scientific and religious opinions and claims about when life begins and at what stage will be an unborn considered person. The issue over a fetus's legal rights while still in the womb has sparked controversy at both a national and international level. The topic that has to be considered is whether the fetus can be given legal status from the moment of conceiving, or not. This paper attempts to compare and contrast the status of the fetus and women's rights, with the goal of determining which right should take precedence.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2553 - 2563

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111630

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