As we all know, the Philippine Constitution imposes upon the State the duty to “equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.” (Article II, Section 12). The life of the unborn (equally with that of the mother) is entitled to protection at and from conception. This protection to be meaningful should be from any form and degree of harm or injury and death—not only actual but also any risk or threat thereof.

Download the full Position Paper in PDF