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A woman’s right to choose what to do with her body is a highly contested and sensitive topic, especially when it comes to abortion. In Indonesia, abortion is only allowed in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger. However, many women are unaware of this and end up seeking illegal abortions, which are often unsafe. In contrast, abortion in India is much more liberal.
The Indian government permits abortion under a wider range of circumstances, including when the pregnancy poses a risk to the physical or mental health of the woman, when the fetus is disabled, or when the pregnancy is a result of contraception failure and in critical circumstances like rape.