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Pinapayagan na ba ang Aborsyon sa RH Law?

By ResidentPatriot on April 19, 2013

Hindi pa rin tapos ang isyu ng Reproductive Health Bill na naging batas na sana pero pinipigilan pa rin hanggang ngayon ng Korte Supreme.

Malaking isyu ito ngayong halalan dahil kina-categorize ng Katolikong Simbahan ang mga kandidatong Pro-RH Bill as Team Patay at ang mga Anti-RH Bill as Team Buhay.

May mga nagtatanong sa akin kung pwede na ba ang aborsyon sa bagong batas na ito. Ganun? Ako talaga ang tinanong?
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RH Bill Won’t Legalize Abortion

News Release
September 11, 2011

Pia says RH Bill won’t open ‘back road’ for legalized abortion, explains provision on ‘post-abortive care’

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said that the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill will not lead to the legalization of abortion, nor serve as a ‘back road’ for legalized abortion services, adding that this was an unfounded fear among the measure’s critics that should be clarified.

“The intent of the RH Bill is to uphold the Constitution and in no way tolerate or allow abortion to come in through the back road or behind the scene,” stressed Cayetano, principal sponsor of Senate Bill No.2865, or the proposed ‘National Reproductive Health Act of 2011.’

One provision that has been questioned by RH Bill opponents is Section 3, the measure’s ‘Guiding Principles for Implementation,’ particularly paragraphs (i) and (j), which read:
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Miriam: Abortion to Remain a Crime Under RH Bill

KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMA NEWS August 17, 2011 6:04pm

Despite the assertion of groups against the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Wednesday said that abortion will remain a crime under the controversial measure now pending in Congress.

“Under the Penal Code, abortion is a crime, and it will remain a crime under the RH bill,” Santiago said during the third part of her co-sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No.2865 or The Reproductive Health Act of 2011.

Under SB 2865, the state shall guarantee universal access to medically safe, legal, affordable, and quality reproductive health services, methods, devices, supplies, and relevant information on the matter.

Oppositors of the RH bill, however, have repeatedly asserted that devices like contraceptives induce abortion.
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RH Bill Supporters Reject Proposal to Decriminalize Abortion

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) Updated August 07, 2010 12:00 AM Comments (0)

MANILA, Philippines – Reproductive Health bill advocates yesterday expressed strong opposition to a proposal by a New York-based human rights group to legalize abortion in the Philippines to prevent desperate pregnant women from undergoing unsafe abortions.

Ramon San Pascual, executive director of the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation, Inc. (PLCPD), said the legalization of abortion is not the right approach to prevent pregnancy-related deaths in the country.

“Legalization of abortion is not the right approach to address the increasing number of mothers dying every day due to pregnancy and pregnancy-related complications,” San Pascual said in a statement.

He said the PLCPD, however, is firmly pushing for the passage of the Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development bill to allow couples to have access to legal and medically safe family planning methods that will reduce unplanned pregnancies which eventually will lessen the incidence of abortion in the country.

“The legal and culturally-sensitive approach in reducing maternal deaths is for women and couples to practice family planning, provide skilled birth attendants to every delivery, and establish basic and emergency obstetric care which is accessible in urban and rural settings,” San Pascual said.

He noted that voluntary family planning can reduce maternal deaths by 20 to 35 percent based on the report of the World Health Organization in 1995.

“These can be institutionalized by passing into law the RH bill,” San Pascual said.
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