(Video) Abortion Agony in the Philippines

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Aug 2, 2010

Although abortions are strictly illegal in the Philippines, the medical procedure to terminate pregnancy flourishes in underground clinics.

Given their illegal and unregulated nature, risky procedures are often followed at the clinics, endangering lives.

According to the US-based Centre for Reproductive Rights, more than half a million women risk their lives annually by undergoing backstreet abortions.

Out of them, about 1,000 die each year.

Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas has more from Manila, Philippine’s capital.

[August 3, 2010]


2 responses to this post.

  1. This calls for passage and implementation of RH Bill and its provisions. In the first place, if people (especially women) are educated on reproductive health, they would become more empowered in making their own decisions and occurrences such as this will be most likely prevented.


  2. Posted by crazycousin377 on July 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Right on, singernurse. Right on,


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