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The current criminal law on abortion implemented in the Philippines is based on a primitive and outdated concept.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

The availability of the oral contraceptive gave women more control over their bodies. It gave women more options, and more freedom, to decide whether or not they'll have children. It allowed women to plan the timing of her pregnancy. The pill has been a powerful...

There is a lot of misinformation circulating in pro-life circles regarding the "immorality of abortion." Many arguments point out that ending a pregnancy is immoral because the procedure causes the unborn to experience extreme pain. Moral and ethical debates are often anchored on the premise...

It was June 2015 when the Supreme Court of the Philippines released a temporary restraining order to stop the distribution of contraceptive implants. In 2016 there was a petition to lift the TRO. However, this petition was denied by the Supreme Court. Here's the problem: Contraceptives...