Legal and Ethical Issues Concerning AbortionCreated by:
One of the most controversial health issues in society nowadays is the topic of abortion. When is it ethical and when is it not? There is a large number of Catholics in the Philippines. This being said, abortion remain illegal in our country. In some institutions like the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, a patient who comes in due to profuse bleeding following an induced abortion is considered a medico-legal case. The police will be notified about this and the patient will have to face legal matters concerning this after being discharged from the hospital. For the MIMS Community, what is your country's stand on abortion and how do the hospitals respond to this?