Pandangan Etika Kristen terhadap Tindakan Aborsi pada Janin Yang Cacat

Yanto Paulus Hermanto, Mishael Setiawan Wirianto

Abstract


One of the risks of pregnancy is having a defective fetus. With current technology, fetal defects can be detected as early as possible. To avoid complications and burdens in the future, the mother is allowed to have an abortion that is legally permitted and protected by laws and government regulations in Indonesia. Morally and legally, abortion due to fetal defects is allowed which gives legality of abortion to the mother. We all know that abortion is the murder of an innocent human being. But in cases of fetal defects, medical moral and legal ethics allow it to avoid hardships and burdens for the baby, mother and family. This has reaped the pros and cons for many circles. Ethically, Christians will look at this and seek the truth in the Bible.

Salah satu resiko kehamilan adalah memiliki janin yang cacat. Dengan teknologi saat ini, kecacatan pada janin dapat dideteksi sedini mungkin. Untuk menghindari komplikasi dan beban di masa datang maka sang ibu diperbolehkan untuk melakukan aborsi yang secara legal diperbolehkan dan dilindungi oleh Undang-undang dan Peraturan Pemerintah di Indonesia. Secara moral dan hukum maka aborsi akibat cacat janin diperbolehkan yang memberikan legalitas aborsi bagi sang ibu. Kita semua tahu bahwa aborsi adalah pembunuhan terhadap manusia yang tidak berdosa. Tapi dalam kasus cacat janin, etika moral medis dan hukum memperbolehkannya untuk menghindari kesulitan dan beban bagi sang bayi, ibu dan keluarganya. Hal ini menuai pro dan kontra bagi banyak kalangan. Secara etika, orang Kristen akan memandang hal ini dan mencari kebenarannya di dalam Alkitab.



Keywords


Abortion, Fetal Defects, Christian Ethics, God’s plan, Aborsi, Cacat Janin, Etika Kristen, Rencana Allah

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.38189/jtbh.v4i2.243

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