Abortion Rights in Indonesia
|Abortion Rights in Indonesia
|Abortion in Indonesia is Punished With Jail and Fines
|Medical and Health, Family
|Women in Indonesia
|High Risk Groups
|Pregnant Women, Females
|Incarceration, Financial Cost
Abortion in Indonesia is illegal, except for two exceptions - in the case of a medical emergency, where the woman also has permission from her husband or family, or in the case of pregnancy due to rape.
In Indonesia (as of October 2020) abortions are illegal, with exceptions for only two reasons: (1) where doctors can prove that there are indications of a medical emergency, meaning that abortion is inevitably needed to save the mother’s life, this must be accompanied with the woman's husband or family's permission. (2) pregnancy due to rape that results in psychological trauma to the woman.
Based on the Law on Health, all acts of abortions without those reasons can be punished to a maximum of ten years in jail or a fine of IDR 1 billion. Both the medical professionals that provide the abortion and the woman who obtained it can be punished.
Threat: Indonesian government prohibiting abortions making them illegal and penalising it with imprisonment and a fine
At-Risk group: Indonesian women
Harm: Decisional Interference
Secondary Consequences: Incarceration, Financial Cost, Bodily Harm<b