What happens when women are faced with an unintended pregnancy but abortion is unsafe, restricted, and stigmatized?
During the pandemic, the Philippines may see higher rates of unintended pregnancies due to incidences of rape, intimate partner violence, and sexual exploitation, as well as lack of access to contraceptives.
Rappler has partnered with SheDecides Philippines, a movement promoting the fundamental rights of adolescent girls and women, and SexAndSensibilities.com through webinar series “Spilling the Tea.”
For our third episode, we talk about the hard realities that come with choosing to undergo abortions in the Philippines. Titled “My Abortion Story,” the episode is hosted by Ana P. Santos, Rappler's sex and gender columnist and founder of SexAndSensibilties.com; and Kristine Chan, a member of both the Filipino Freethinkers and the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network.
With the help of our guests, we try to unpack the stigma around abortion, and discuss a future where safe abortion is legal and decriminalized in the Philippines.
Here are our guests for “Spilling the Tea: My Abortion Story”:
Catch the premiere of this episode on Thursday, October 8, at 8 pm.
Check out other episodes of the "Spilling the Tea" series here: