This is the full report of “Forsaken Lives:The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban,” which the Center for Reproductive Rights released in Manila on Aug. 2, 2010. The report details the impact of the outlawing of abortion, without exception, in the predominantly Catholic country. Below is the executive summary of the report:
Day: August 6, 2010
Members of Tanggol Magsasaka (Peasant Network for Land, Justice and Human Rights) and Freedom for Tomada (FFT) network urged Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to immediately review the cases of peasants detained in jails nationwide and order their immediate release.