The Philippines’ New Postabortion Care Policy

Date: January 2018 Resource Type: Array Publications

Following strong human rights advocacy, the Philippine government introduced a new policy to strengthen the national framework for postabortion care, “clarifying the legal and ethical duties of health service providers and offering women formal avenues for redress against abuse. The new policy offers useful guidance for countries that are contemplating new ways to strengthen the quality of postabortion care services in accordance with recognized standards of medical ethics and human rights.”

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