Gender rights lawyer drafts proposed bill to decriminalize abortion
Published June 1, 2020
By Gabriela Baron
Atty. Clara Rita Padilla is finalizing a first draft of the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN) Decriminalizing Abortion to Save Women’s Lives bill, which aims to amend article 256-259 of the Revised Penal Code and establishes institutional mechanisms for the protection and support of women.
“This bill, when passed into law, will save the lives of many women,” Padilla told Manila Bulletin.