The topic of abortion has recently been much contested and debated as a result of legal texts introduced and contentious judgments issued in countries such as the United States and India. These laws and judgments tend to obstruct the fundamental human right to healthcare and safe abortion and obstruct women’s reproductive choices. Everyone is divided as to whether a mother has the right to terminate a pregnancy at any moment or whether an unborn kid has the right to life.
The purpose of this research paper is to examine the current situation regarding abortion laws in United States and India and how they tend to violate human rights. Furthermore, the question of when life begins and who has the greater claim to life, the foetus or the woman, will be discussed. In addition, judicial rulings on abortion laws and constitutional obligations would be investigated. As a result, the research paper would depict how abortion laws and human rights laws are parallel to one another and one forms the core of the other.