The top court said that it could not possibly be the legislature's intent to deprive minors of safe abortions.
The top court said that the provision to cover only married women will render the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act violative of Article 14; here are other key points from its important ruling.
The move comes about a month after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Under mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful in response to the ruling, he signed an executive order to try to protect access to the procedure.
Underscoring fears that anti-abortion movements might expand in Europe, some legislators said they wanted to see EU-wide protections adopted.
The patient is now heading west to Indiana given the abortion ban in Ohio, which prohibits the medical procedure when fetal cardiac activity begins, around six weeks.
The announcement comes a week after the US Supreme Court made the tectonic decision to strip American women of constitutional rights to abortion.
An order by a Houston judge earlier this week had reassured some clinics they could temporarily resume abortions up to six weeks into pregnancy.
The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed down the abortion numbers in some states, according to the report.
American singer-songwriter Lizzo has criticized the recently passed anti-abortion law in Texas.
"They don’t want it to be 'abortion is banned after six weeks.' They want abortion to be overturned as a right, altogether and they will do that in every way that they know how."
Govt notifies new rules for allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy for certain categories of women
Earlier, abortion required the opinion of one doctor if it is done within 12 weeks of conception and two doctors if it is done between 12 and 20 weeks.
The eighth amendment to the Irish constitution was installed following a 1983 referendum which approved outlawing abortion.
He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.
Women seeking abortions and basic health services would face restrictions and struggle to pay for medical care under the House Republicans' proposed bill.