Top reasons why abortion is still illegal in the Philippines:
1. Politics and religion are dominated by men.
Most legislators are men, and men don't get preggers, so they can afford to be moralistic. So can the priests.
☻ If we have women priests, we'll see a hell of a quick change in religion.
2. Abortion remains illegal because it is so safe.
Yes, it's a very safe surgical procedure and a skilled nurse can perform the scrape without complications. Because abortion is not legal in the Philippines, except to save the mother's life, these women have to either induce the abortion themselves or seek a hilot*, who uses hazardous, unsterile procedures. Either way, it could lead to massive bleeding and sepsis**, which are both life threatening and deadly.
If abortion is legalized, these women will have the choice to seek for the care of skilled and competent health practitioners, hence, female mortality due to abortion will abruptly zero down.
☻ Once legalized, abortion would be a big enterprise and OB GYN's would be the richest practitioners. lol
3. Women in this country are afraid to speak up.
They are reluctant to push too hard, which is very, very bad, because abortion is their business-- their infants, their bodies, their risks.
◙ Always, when in mortal danger, there's the choice between being moralistic and dead, or being immoral and alive. Humans will choose life every time. Unless you prefer to be a saint.
Come now, sometimes, accidents happen, you didn't want to, but your idiot of a boyfriend, who used a condom past the expiry date, did get you knocked up. You wanna get rid of the creature inside you because you're not ready to be responsible for another life, or it would cause you shame or it would shatter your dreams or.. there are lots of reasons.. Would you risk your life to a hilot* or be taken cared of for by a competent abortionist?
◙ If you are a woman, and you don't consider abortion as an option, if you feel strongly against it, if you think you'll be doomed just by having it, then don't have it done.
I didn't say I would have it done. Nor that I wouldn't. But I just might, when the need arises.
Most would think that this post is horrid. That's okhey. Just don't hunt me down and cut me to pieces. I am just rationalizing. I am simply using my logic and intellect and not letting my emotions and morality seep in. If you'd like to understand me, then ditch your morals and religion and beliefs for a while.
◙ Abortion is a real thing. Lots of women with religious affiliations, or 'proper' upbringing, had had it done. Why don't we just accept that it happens and will always happen and that you can't stop a woman from getting a scrape if that is what she wants? It happens, okay, I can attest that most of the D&C*** cases we nurses assist at the hospitals are the result of abortion-gone-awry. The rational thing to do is to make abortion legal for it to become safe and beneficial to the woman's health.
Moreover, if you still don't agree that abortion should be legalized, then you should at least agree for the RH Bill to be pushed through. Contraception seems to be the lesser evil, right?
* local herbsman/woman; midwife, especially those with no formal trainings
** blood poisoning; presence of infection in the bloodstream
*** D & C= Dilatation and Curettage; the scrape
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