You got me curious, I checked and learned of Judicial Populism too, something I was unaware of. It seems the Supreme Court of India has an interesting list of examples already wherein it has overstepped its bounds and interfered in policymaking (a few times biased towards the ruling government, a downside to having a one-party majority in the assembly with no real opposition, vis-à-vis the situation in the US I suppose!). At the very least, the public can overturn the faulty ministry with our votes in the elections, but how do we hold the judiciary answerable for all their transgressions? In the long run, why would anyone (especially the marginalized sections of society) want to believe in the fairness and equality the judges or the judicial system promises, when verdicts can only be influenced by personal bias, political motives, or private vested interests without considering the broader implications of their decisions on society? A dark future, scary to even imagine. Given the signs of how things are going, not far from reality maybe. I feel sad and sorry to read about this. At stake are women's fundamental rights and health care. It's too shocking for me to process what anyone might have to go through in the future if they may need one (for whatever reasons that be, which is nobody else's business in the first place). It's unfortunate that in all these years the legal right to abortion wasn't made into legislation. Appalling that a judiciary would choose to reverse decades of social progress in a blink not valuing our lives - brings back the thought to my mind: women are still properties of men, with no real freedom to make choices about their bodies/life. And, it's 2022.