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Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri – for now

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The license of the sole clinic that performs abortions in Missouri will remain in effect until a ruling on a petitioner's request for preliminary injunction

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions, after a US Court announced the clinic could continue operating. - A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

[OPINION] How to be a strong single mother

Mar 10, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Understand that single parenthood is a choice. The choice to be a good parent or to be a selfish person is a choice you make on a daily basis.

US top court delays litmus test on abortion

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:30 AM

A clinic and two doctors offering abortions appeal to the Supreme Court to block a law that restricts access to abortion

PRO-CHOICE. The US Supreme Court delays an abortion rights test case in February 2019. File photo shows abortion rights activists outside of the US Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

U.S. Supreme Court rejects state efforts to block abortion funding

Dec 11, 2018 - 8:08 PM

The US Supreme Court leaves in place lower court decisions that found that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts for Planned Parenthood

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Whatever happened to the Reproductive Health Law?

Oct 18, 2018 - 1:21 PM

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments

Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

The art of letting go: Truths about parenthood

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Holaina Tan, mother of 4-year-old Aki, shares her own journey as a parent and how it changed her life

Caring for your infant starts with the right food

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Not sure what to feed your baby? Here’s what you need to know

#PugadBaboy: Wrong Answer

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Ubial expects TRO on implants to be lifted by September

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The Commission on Population also clarifies that the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants has not become permanent

Benguet passes code for reproductive and family health

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Benguet Province Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Code consolidates long standing initiatives that the local government want the next administrations to continue

TRAILBLAZER. Local officials sign the Benguet Province Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Code on August 24, 2017. Benguet is said to be the first province to pass such ordinance. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#LoveThatProtects: A Twitter conversation on parenting realities

Jul 28, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Every parent’s journey is unique What have you learned along the way? Here s what other parents have to share about their own experiences

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non abortifacient

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Tensions are likely to flare up as US President Donald Trump turns to other key priorities like tax reform and a big infrastructure spending plan

RESET. This file photo taken on December 9, 2016 shows then US President-elect Donald Trump speaking during the USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

PROTECTION. A reproductive health advocate from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) demonstrates how to slip a condom using a banana during a training for volunteer health workers on the different types of contraceptives at a health care clinic in Quezon City.

NEDA: Poverty incidence could fall with full implementation of RH law

Nov 06, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The poverty incidence could fall to 13 15 in 2022 from 21 6 in 2015 This estimate also assumes continued economic growth which NEDA expects to remain on track for the 3rd quarter of 2016

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:35 PM

The DOH s motion for reconsideration also seeks the reversal of a decision that ordered the FDA to determine if certain contraceptive drugs and devices are abortifacients or non abortifacients

SONA 2016: Duterte urges full implementation of RH law

Jul 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM

But the President is silent on a 2015 temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court which advocates consider the biggest challenge in implementing the reproductive health law

IMPLEMENT RH. In his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte says the reproductive health law 'must be put into full force'. Screenshot from RTVM

What is the role of fathers in breastfeeding?

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Every day of my wife s pregnancy seems to be a class semester and the final project is Jamir our baby

It takes a village: child-rearing in the digital age

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Press release: “Because it takes a village is a series of talks on parenting and child rearing in the digital age given by Dr Francis Xavier Dimalanta

[Dash of SAS] Love and sex advice from the Pope

May 19, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Many of the laws in the Philippines are based on the love and sex advice dispensed by the Church says sex and gender columnist Ana Santos

[Dash of SAS] Anatomical dolls teach sex ed

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:06 PM

These dolls help children understand their bodies and can also help prevent sexual abuse

DOLLS. Anatomically correct dolls are being used to help children understand their bodies and rape survivors deal with the trauma. Photo by Ana Santos

US grand jury indicts anti-abortion activists

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:43 PM

A Texas grand jury investigating allegations of misconduct against a major US abortion provider instead indicts two anti abortion activists who filmed the group in videos publicized by conservatives

A Planned Parenthood office is seen on November 30, 2015 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Drifter charged with murder over Colorado shooting

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Another hearing is also set for December 9 when formal charges will be filed against Robert Dear

CHARGED. Hostages are escorted to safety during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images/AFP

Suspected Colorado gunman set for first court appearance

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Robert Lewis Dear a bearded drifter who surrendered to police at the scene is expected to eventually face state charges of murder and attempted murder

ROBERT DEAR. This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by the Colorado Springs Police Department / AFP

US Planned Parenthood shooter spoke of 'no more baby parts'

Nov 29, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The alleged shooter was arrested after a deadly attack on a family planning clinic in Colorado Springs

Obama says 'enough is enough' after latest deadly shooting

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:56 PM

3rd UPDATE US President Barack Obama denounces America s epidemic of gun violence after yet another deadly shooting saying enough is enough

ROBERT DEAR. This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by the Colorado Springs Police Department / AFP

3 dead in Planned Parenthood shooting

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:00 AM

3rd Update Police question a man arrested for allegedly killing three people and wounding 9 others when he entered a family planning center in Colorado with a rifle and opened fire

AFTERMATH. Colorado Springs police chief Peter Carey walks on the scene during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility where an active shooter reportedly injured up to eleven people, including at least five police officers, on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds / Getty Images / AFP

CBCP on Pope's decision: Abortion remains wrong

Sep 03, 2015 - 1:37 PM

Still a Filipino archbishop says Pope Francis through a recent decision wants to show that ‘the mercy of God is bigger than the sin of abortion’

REJECTING ABORTION. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president, says the Catholic Church continues to reject abortion as a 'grave and serious wrong.' File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Pope to single mom: 'You respected life, don't be ashamed'

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Single mother Rosemary Farfan tells Pope Francis I ve felt guilty at times and ashamed Calling her a courageous woman the Pope drives her to tears

'DON'T BE ASHAMED.' On ABC News, comforting words from Pope Francis drives single mother Rosemary Farfan to tears. Separate screen shots from the YouTube account of ABC News

The beautiful dad

Jun 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The story of Ed his wife and their children

HELPING HAND. Ed talks to his wife to assist him in his business. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Tado's widow: Mother more than wife

May 10, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The widow of actor and comedian Arvin Tado Jimenez talks about how she dealt with the loss of her husband and why being a mother is her calling

Leah Jimenez wife of the late actor-comedian Tado

How a mother’s touch helps you grow

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Leila de Guzman shares how she takes care of her child and the importance of being aware of the benefits of proper nutrition and stimulation

Kids having kids: When choice is not an option

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Sex is a word thrown around lightly these days; but you ll be surprised how little understood it is particularly among Filipino youth under 18

YOUNG AND PREGNANT. How do education, poverty, and pregnancy interplay in the Philippines? Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

The irresponsibility of rabbits

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:09 PM

His is the smiling face under the dripping cowl of a yellow raincoat preaching mercy and compassion but little of either is shown for the women who are blamed for breeding like rabbits in a church that bans artificial contraception

Pope on big families: Not main cause of poverty

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Hailing big families in the Philippines Pope Francis blames poverty on an economic system that has replaced man with the god of money

FILIPINO FAMILIES. Pope Francis interacts through sign language with a Filipino person with disabilities during his meeting with families in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Aquino reiterates stance: 'I am against abortion'

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Malacañang releases President Benigno Aquino III s 5 point position on responsible parenthood following Pope Francis statements against artificial contraception

CHURCH AND THE STATE. Pope Francis next to President Benigno Aquino III at arrival honors at Malacanang Palace, Manila on January 16, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

CBCP on Pope's interview: 'Leave rabbits in peace'

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says the Pope in his comments on responsible parenthood stressed traditional Church teaching

IN-FLIGHT INTERVIEW. Pope Francis gestures as he talks with journalists on the plane during the flight from Manila to Rome on January 19, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

US couple cleared in daughter's death leave Qatar

Dec 03, 2014 - 9:46 PM

American ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith who had escorted the couple through immigration Tweets: Matt and Grace Huang are wheels up from Qatar Emotional These are the moments all diplomats live for

In this file photo, Matthew (L) and Grace Huang speak to the press outside the entrance of the Court of First Instance before their trial in Doha, March 27, 2014. Karin Jaafar/Al-Watan Doha/AFP

Growing with your child

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Parenthood is a matter of development – yours and your child’s Keep track of your child’s progress and stimulate his or her intellectual motor emotional and communication milestones

Thai women got $12,500 to act as surrogates – police

Aug 25, 2014 - 8:28 PM

The case which emerged after 9 babies were found with nannies in a Bangkok condominium has triggered a human trafficking probe

Inakup! Arekup!

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The chasm between pro choice and pro life is wider and deeper than ever

A village for 'abandoned' and 'neglected' children

Jun 23, 2014 - 12:03 PM

There are over 3 000 neglected and abandoned Filipino children as of 2011 These children are vulnerable to abuse – physical sexual emotional trafficking and hazardous labor

PLAY TIME. SOS children interact with other children within and beyond the village. Photo from SOS Children's Village Philippines

CONVERSATION: Single mom? So what?

May 13, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Join our conversation about independent motherhood

Young, pregnant and poor

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:52 AM

For poor teenage mothers life is a roller coaster ride that just goes round and round

YOUNG AND PREGNANT. How do education, poverty, and pregnancy interplay in the Philippines? Photo by Joel Nito/AFP

[Dash of SAS] RH Law: In limbo

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The fate of the RH Law rests on the Supreme Court

IN LIMBO. Depending on what the SC decides, the RH Law can either turn into a story of triumph or simply be the story about the bill that took 14 years to sign into law and yet, still remains in limbo. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler, Background image from Shutterstock

WebHits: A mother's message

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What is it like to be a mom? Watch this video to have an idea

Thai teen pregnancy on the rise as sex education misses the young

Jan 17, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Thailand s conservative streak makes sex education an uncomfortable topic for many

TEEN PREGNANCY. This picture taken on October 29, 2013 shows pregnant teenager Ying (R) walking down stairs with another pregnant woman (L) at the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (APSW) in Bangkok. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Why I am never having children, and that’s okay

Jan 16, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Motherhood is amazing but it s not supposed to be mandatory

As population grows, Aquino pushes anew for RH law

Jan 07, 2014 - 9:25 PM

The President says responsible parenthood is all the more important now: You are a parent you bring children into this world you have responsibilities

Photo courtesy of UNFPA Philipines