Unplanned pregnancies were punished with large fines. In many cases, the policy led to forced abortions, forced sterilization, and infanticides. In its first 20 years, the policy helped reduce the population by about 100 million people.
Washington D.C. (via PLDT) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said yesterday that the Reproductive Health bill in Congress would help adult Filipinos make responsible decisions on becoming parents. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings here, President Aquino said the proposed measure was never intended to be used as a […]Continue reading …