Posts Tagged ‘Winnie Monsod’

Prof. Winnie Monsod: Sex Education Needed to Curb Abortions

May 1, 2012 12:19pm

Sex education for women is one urgent solution to the growing number of abortions in the country, Prof. Winnie Monsod argued in the closing remarks of her show “Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie,” which aired last April 11.

Despite 12 percent of maternal mortalities in the country being abortion-related, and over 400,000 Filipino women undergoing abortions in the year 2000 alone, sex education remains unavailable to many Filipino women. Esther, a woman interviewed on the show, did not know until she was 29 years old that there were modern contraceptive methods available to her. Before that, she had two illegal and unsafe abortions for unintended pregnancies.

“We know it’s a sin, and it’s illegal. It’s a crime in the eyes of the law. It’s a crime in the eyes of God. So we have to ask, why do they continue to do it?” asked Prof. Monsod.

According to a paper authored by individual faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University, 72 percent of women who underwent abortions said that they could not afford to raise another child. Another 57 percent said that their pregnancies occurred too soon after the last one, and 54 percent said they already had enough children. Moreover, 13 percent of women who underwent abortions said that their pregnancies were result of forced sex.
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(Video) Mareng Winnie: We Must Allow Our Women to Plan Their Families

Uploaded by gmanews on Apr 14, 2012

In the episode “Buwis Buhay”, Mareng Winnie calls for the education of our women in the use of natural and artificial family planning, to enable them to properly plan their families, and choose for themselves the number of children they want. Aired April 11, 2012.

Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie airs every Wednesday, 8pm, on GMA News TV.