Abortion on Law and Moral Perspective in Indonesia

Fanny Tanuwijaya


Pro and cons about abortion is still being debated today. Actually, abortion is prohibited in Indonesian Medical Ethics Code and Criminal Code, however The Law on Health 2009 (replacing The Law on Health 1992) said that the abortion can be done with certain conditions. Now a days, developments of the abortion regulation laws (The Law on Health 2009) is questionable, whether as a step to moving forward or just like such of moral decline that was become an outline in the law product? In principle The Law on Health 2009 was declare that the act of abortion should not  be done, but in other case there are some exceptions such as Medically Indicated, fetus suffered from severe genetic diseases and congenital malformations, and as an impact of the rape. From the law side and also from the ethics and moral oriented in human life, abortion can’t be justified but the new rules in daily application must be depended by considering the ethical and moral aspect. Because of that law aims to regulate conduct and tranquility in society, while moral set the inner action. This article attempts to highlight the legalization of abortion in the act of the law legislature, based on the ethics and moral aspects.

Keywords: abortion, law, ethic, moral.

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