A banner is displayed in front of a church during a Catholic-organised anti-abortion rally in Manila. The author of a bill to decriminalise abortion in the Philippines says it would save lives and remove the stigma of abortion, which is common despite being illegal. Photo: Getty Images
A banner is displayed in front of a church during a Catholic-organised anti-abortion rally in Manila. The author of a bill to decriminalise abortion in the Philippines says it would save lives and remove the stigma of abortion, which is common despite being illegal. Photo: Getty Images

Abortion in the Philippines: bill to decriminalise terminations would save women’s lives, its author says

  • A lawyer and human rights activist has drafted a bill that would remove legal sanctions on having an abortion in the Catholic-majority country
  • But conservatives continue to make it hard for debate to take place over whether women should be allowed the life-saving procedure

A banner is displayed in front of a church during a Catholic-organised anti-abortion rally in Manila. The author of a bill to decriminalise abortion in the Philippines says it would save lives and remove the stigma of abortion, which is common despite being illegal. Photo: Getty Images
A banner is displayed in front of a church during a Catholic-organised anti-abortion rally in Manila. The author of a bill to decriminalise abortion in the Philippines says it would save lives and remove the stigma of abortion, which is common despite being illegal. Photo: Getty Images
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