Kerala High Court Upholds Right to Privacy of Single Mothers

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


HC , Single Mothers

In response to a petition, the Kerala High Court took a step towards reiterating the right of a woman to make reproductive choices as a Fundamental Right. The petition was filed against requiring adding the father's name in the registration of children born via Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The petition contended that requiring the same is infringing upon the right to privacy of the single mother and the child since the fact that the child was born out of wedlock is intimate private information. The Court held that the Respondents i.e., the State of Kerala, shall take necessary steps to provide separate forms for registration of births and deaths of individuals born out of such conceptions.