Activists demand review of rape victim’s punishment for abortion
The Jakarta Post
Sun, July 22, 2018
Activists criticize the six-month imprisonment of a 15-year-old girl in Batanghari, Jambi who aborted her rape-related pregnancy, asking the government to review the case.
A women’s activist from Embun Pagi Women School in Jambi, Zubaidah, said Sunday that the girl’s case had a legal fallacy.
“This case must not be viewed as an abortion case,” she said Sunday. Abortion is a crime in Indonesia but there are some exceptions. Zubaidah said the girl’s case should be seen as a medical emergency, thus an exception.