• Research/Scholar Paper name – Is India Headed Towards Reproductive Justice?
  • Author: Shruti Singla
  • Co-Author:  Komal Arora
  • Institution: Advocate at Punjab, Haryana High court
  • Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Date of Publication: 06/08/2022


Reproductive justice is not a label- it’s a mission. It describes our collective vision: a world where all people have the social, political and economic power and resources to make healthy decisions about gender, bodies, sexuality, reproduction and families for themselves and their communities.- Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Keirra Johnson

Reproductive justice is our fundamental human right to control our sexuality, reproductive choices without the state attempting to discipline how we want our lives. Reproductive rights of women have been focusing on pro-choice advocacy and has accomplished a lot. Especially, with the passing of the new laws many believe that it is a holistic, expansive remedy to decade old problem of lack of laws. However, we argue that we have failed to make the essential amends for reproductive justice. Though codified our legal rights are not able to defend our reproductive liberty. There is a need to include the rights of third gender, live in relationships, divorced parents. The age restriction seems to be unreasonable. There is a threat to privacy with these laws. In attempt to crease out the legal issues we have specified where the laws can be improved. Traditional and conventional notion of a certain method of parenthood is evolving. Right to a family has always been an uncodified human right and as it is high time for our laws to catch up with reproductive medicine.

Is India Headed Towards Reproductive Justice?

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