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Thursday, 28 September 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm UP Diliman, Quezon City The Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN) and Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) will hold an afternoon of conversation with women and human rights groups, health providers, educators, and youth entitled Defying Odds:...

"Is abortion a good thing? Is it something you would wish upon your own daughter?" These are common questions regarding the morality of abortion. A common challenge advocates face from anti-choice or "pro-life" advocates is the challenge of wishing abortion upon one's own daughter. So, if...

"It is for God to decide who lives and who dies." This is a common argument religious people make against the termination of a pregnancy. If, for example, the doctor intervenes and terminates an unhealthy pregnancy, some people believe that doctors are attempting to "stop...

Imagine this scenario: You're a teenage girl in the middle of college. You engage in intercourse with a partner and the condom fails. You get pregnant. You are neither prepared to be a mother, nor are you willing, given your current circumstances. You and your partner...

The current criminal law on abortion implemented in the Philippines is based on a primitive and outdated concept. Clara Rita Padilla, in her Rappler article from 2015 mentions that, "At the time the law was adopted, Filipino women did not even have the right to vote,...

Why do people have to pay taxes? Have you ever wondered why part of your salary goes to the government? Ideally, the reason why you, as a citizen, have to contribute to the government budget is because you too will benefit from the policies and...

August 9, 2017 - “We hope that the Philippines will review its archaic colonial Spanish law that penalizes abortion without even any explicit grounds.  To save women's lives from complications from unsafe abortion, the Philippines must allow safe and legal abortion on broad grounds or at...

A common critique on abortion is the belief that it is an "easy way out." Some would even compare the existence of the procedure as a "reset" button, like in video games when things don't go your way. To some, abortion would be akin to...

Quezon City, July 24, 2017 - During President Duterte’s SONA speech, he mentioned as an aside that he is personally against abortion. “In Philippine jurisprudence it is recognized that therapeutic abortion is allowed to save the life of the woman. This has been held in the 1961...