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At last!

Postby daffodil » 18th Dec, '12, 20:32

After 13 years, the Reproductive Health Bill has finally been passed in The Philippines allowing for basic state funded contraception and sex education.

In a country where the birth, infant mortality and illegal abortion rates continue to spiral, kudos to the Aquino government for pushing ahead with this controversial bill.

And a massive finger to those who suggested that Typhoon Pablo, which has killed at least 1,000 people, was God''s wrath for daring to have the debate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20752851

Edit : Tas - re your comment on another thread...there is some good news this week!
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Re: At last!

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 18th Dec, '12, 22:15

Daff, I just read that earlier and talked about it with Mr VS, and we were both shocked and happy. I never thought it would go through, but so glad it did. It's about time. The times they are a changin'...
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Re: At last!

Postby Morrolan » 19th Dec, '12, 08:55

i read Ireland is going to legalise abortion as well....
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Re: At last!

Postby Pinklepurr » 19th Dec, '12, 18:36

Amazing, I never thought it would get through either. Some sense does get through.
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Re: At last!

Postby daffodil » 19th Dec, '12, 18:52

Morrolan wrote:i read Ireland is going to legalise abortion as well....


For instances where the Mother's life is in danger, or potential to commit suicide I believe?

Whereas, abortion under any circumstances is still, and will remain, illegal in The Philippines. The RHB is a start...though the Catholic Church will do their best to lay the guilt trap, and I forsee some difficult times ahead.
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Re: At last!

Postby chocolate » 22nd Dec, '12, 06:29

Really? (on Ireland making abortion legal)
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Re: At last!

Postby daffodil » 22nd Dec, '12, 10:08

In limited circumstances as mentioned, yes.
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