Philippines – Marcos Jr. backs abortion ‘for severe cases’ like rape and incest

JAN 26, 2022
LIAN BUAN

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Tuesday, January 25, he is okay with passing a law to legalize abortion “for severe cases” like rape and incest, saying he was more concerned with deaths from unsafe abortions than opposition of the Catholic Church.

“I think for very severe cases like you said, the most, the majority are the rape victims, I think that if it can be shown that they were raped and it was not consensual sex that got them pregnant, then they should have the choice to abort or not. The other is incest perhaps,” Marcos said during his interview with entertainment host Boy Abunda, aired Tuesday night.

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