Silent Struggles: An In-depth Content Analysis of Pakistani Abortion Laws and the Rights of Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Shadows of Taboo
Keywords:Abortion Laws of Pakistan, Illegitimate Child, Plight of Raped Women
The primary objective of this study is to critically examine the intersection of Pakistani abortion laws and the rights of women who have experienced sexual assault, particularly rape, incest, and gang rape. The focus is on understanding the challenges faced by these women, both legally and socially, in a society where such topics are often considered taboo. The research methodology involves an examination of perspectives from legal professionals in Pakistan. Through interviews and analysis of legal interpretations, the study aims to uncover how these professionals perceive and apply Pakistan's abortion laws in the context of sexual assault. The research includes a review of relevant legal texts, cases, and societal norms. This study argues for the recognition of abortion as a right for raped women in Pakistan. By delving into the perspectives of legal professionals and the research highlights the need to reevaluate and reinterpret existing abortion laws to better address the needs and rights of women who have experienced sexual assault. Ultimately, the study advocates for a reconsideration of societal norms and legal frameworks to provide greater support and protection for victims of sexual assault. Current research suggests that there is a need for reevaluation and reinterpretation of existing abortion laws to better address the needs and rights of women who have been subjected to sexual assault.
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