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"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The current criminal law on abortion implemented in the Philippines is based on a primitive and outdated concept.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...

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...

Advocates of safe abortion rights maintain that no abortion is "more right" than another. A woman's choice to end a pregnancy or to carry it to term should not be based on influences outside of a woman's desire to be a mother. If a woman...

For many, the primary purpose of progress and technology is to make a person's life easier. A developed nation is one that allows its citizens access to resources that would help their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. Washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, and a number of other...

"Why didn't you go on the pill?" "I thought you used condoms?" "It can't be mine, because we used contraception!" "You probably got pregnant on purpose!" "But I pulled out!" These are just a few of the phrases a newly pregnant young woman often hears from...

One of the most common arguments against abortion is the idea that it takes an innocent life. The person who ends a pregnancy is often painted as an irresponsible adult who carelessly got pregnant and who's unwilling to take responsibility for her actions, opting instead...