INDONESIA – Delayed abortion regulation denies sexual abuse victims’ rights

The government’s sluggish effort to provide legal and safe abortion services has largely denied the rights of the people, especially victims of rape, to proper reproductive health services, say the Women’s Health Foundation, women’s rights campaigners. Three years after the Health Ministry’s Decree on Reproductive Health went into force, the much-awaited services remain elusive. The decree is a follow-up to Law No. 36/2009 on Health, which legalizes abortion for rape victims and as a life-saving measure…[remainder of article unavailable]

SOURCE: Jakarta Post, 21 August 2017