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Abortion in the Philippines is mostly illegal, or banned by law.[1]

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Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution says, in part, "Section 12. The State recognizes the
sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social

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institution". It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.

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The act is criminalized by the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, which was enacted in 1930

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and remains in effect today. Articles 256, 258 and 259 of the Code mandate imprisonment for the

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by themselves. and its Русский Edit links opposition has considerable influence in the predominantly Catholic country." (sec. It may be argued that an abortion to save the mother's life could be classified In other projects Wikimedia Commons as a justifying circumstance (duress as opposed to self-defense) that would bar criminal prosecution under the Revised Penal Code. a physician or midwife. adopted in 1987.com . the constitutionality of abortion restrictions has yet to be challenged before the Philippine Supreme Court. as well as for any person who assists in the procedure. although the enactment of a more definitive provision sanctioning the ban was not successful. However. even Wikidata item if they be the woman's parents.Page information woman who undergoes the abortion. be the source of enforceable rights without implementing legislation has been the subject of considerable debate in the legal sphere and within the Supreme Court. Article 258 further imposes a higher prison Cite this page term on the woman or her parents if the abortion is undertaken "in order to conceal [the woman's] dishonor". Languages Polski Proposals to liberalize Philippine abortion laws have been opposed by the Catholic Church. pronounces as among the policies of the State that "[The State] shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.[note 2] An analysis by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. 12.[note 1] Whether these provisions may. this has yet to be adjudicated by the Philippine Supreme Court. Art. The 1987 RP Constitution also contains several other provisions enumerating various state policies. However. and the general provisions which do penalize abortion make no qualifications if the woman's Printable version life is endangered. The present Constitution of the Philippines. which are generally regarded in law as unenforceable in the absence of implementing legislation. Print/export Create a book There is no law in the Philippines that expressly authorizes abortions in order to save the woman's Download as PDF life. The provision is enumerated among several state policies. II) The provision was crafted by the Constitutional Commission which drafted the charter with the intention of providing for constitutional protection of the abortion ban.

000 people end up in the hospital every year due to unsafe abortions.000 abortions performed illegally in the Philippines and 80. from vendors near churches.[4] The Department of Health has created a program to address the complications of unsafe abortion.[4] and 12% of all maternal deaths in 1994 were due to unsafe abortion. as punishment for the patients. according to the Department of Health.[4] While some doctors secretly perform abortions in clinics.000 to 5. or operate without anesthesia. often where a woman already has several children and cannot care for another.[6] See also open in browser PRO version [edit] Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd.Affairs concluded that although the Revised Penal Code does not list specific exceptions to the general prohibition on abortion.000. despite legal restrictions.000 to 500. e.[4] Two-thirds of Filipino women who have abortions attempt to selfinduce or seek solutions from those who practice folk medicine. so they instead buy abortifacients on the black market. an abortion may be legally performed to save the pregnant woman’s life. according to the WHO. Seventy percent of unwanted pregnancies in the Philippines end in abortion. Prevention and Management of Abortion and its Complications.[5] 100. Approximately 4 in 5 abortions in the Philippines are for economic reasons.000 hospitalizations of women for abortion-related complications. in 1994 there were 400.000 and rising. under the general criminal law principles of necessity as set forth in article 11(4) of the Code. and that the World Health Organization estimate was 800.g.[2] Abortion incidence [edit] One 1997 study estimated that.000 peso (USD $37 to $93) fee is too high for many Filipinos. the 2.com . Some hospitals refuse to treat complications of unsafe abortion.[3] It was reported in 2005 that official estimates then ranged from 400.

Article II). the "Filipino family as the foundation of the nation" (Article XV. Article XVI.. the equal protection of "the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception" (Section 12. However. and thus could not bar the disallowance of so-called "nuisance candidates" in presidential elections. ^ "Estimating the Level of Abortion In the Philippines and Bangladesh" . the affirmation of labor "as a primary social economic force" (Section 14. part of World Abortion Policies 2007 . Population Division.1. September 1997. e. United Nations. International Family Planning Perspectives 23 (3). 3. ^ The Revised Penal Code of the Philippines : Book Two . and even a requirement that "all educational institutions shall undertake regular sports activities throughout the country in cooperation with athletic clubs and other sectors." (Section 19. the recognition of Filipino as "the national language of the Philippines" (Section 6. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. References [edit] 1.Abortion Abortion by country Abortion law Notes [edit] 1. open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. for example. Article II).com .g. ^ The Court. has ruled that a provision requiring that the State "guarantee equal access to opportunities to public service" could not be enforced without implementing legislation. ^ These provisions include. ^ Philippines : Abortion Policy . in another case the Court held that a provision requiring that the State "protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology" did not require implementing legislation to become the source of operative rights. Any legal challenge to abortion restrictions in the Philippines would necessarily have to evaluate the legal force given to Section 12. ChanRobles Law Library. Article II of the Constitution. Article XIV) 2. 2. Section 1).

Perez (September 1997). 6. (May 16. "Unintended Pregnancy And Induced Abortion In the Philippines: Causes and Consequences" (PDF). "The Incidence of Induced Abortion in the Philippines: Current Level and Recent Trends" . (2005). Fatima Juarez. World Health Organization. Josefina V. [edit] "Health of Adolescents in The Philippines" (PDF). 31 (3). Haidary Kamal. "Philippines abortion crisis" . Rubina. Josefina Cabigon. Susheela Singh. 19 July 2011. Susheela Singh. Department of Health. Altaf Hossain. & Hussain. Susheela. 2006. Center for Reproductive Rights. Josefina Cabigon. 2010. Susheela Singh.com . "Rights Group Denounces Illegality of Abortion in Philippines" Check |url= value (help). International Family Planning Perspectives 31 (3). "Facts on Abortion in the Philippines: Criminalization and a General Ban on Abortion" (PDF). Cabigon. 2005). Carlos H. Retrieved November 11. The Incidence of Induced Abortion in the Philippines: Current Level and Recent Trends . Rubina Hussain (September 2005). open in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API pdfcrowd. Aurora E. Fatima Juarez. 5. International Family Planning Perspectives. International Family Planning Perspectives 23 (3). NCDPC FAQ" External links . The Guardian. ^ Juarez. New York Times. Rubina Hussain. "Estimating the Level of Abortion In the Philippines and Bangladesh" . Center for Reproductive Rights. Jennifer Nadeau. The New York Times.4. Cabigon. ^ "Family Health Programs. Retrieved 8 June 2013. "Facts on Abortion in the Philippines: Criminalization and a General Ban on Abortion" (PDF). Fatima. Singh. August 2. Haley Ball. ^ a bc d Conde. Guttmacher Institute. Josefina. "Abortion in the Philippines" .

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