11 women die everyday due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. This, too, is a preventable situation. It can be prevented through the establishment of a national reproductive health policy and program that would give women evidence-based education to address their reproductive needs. If such a program and policy exist, no one would die because of ignorance, and ignorance would not be deadly, just boring.
The moral issue, therefore, is a secular one, and not theological in nature – the status quo is hardly morally perfect. Hundreds of women die because of the lack of a national reproductive health policy. Ang tanong sa atin bilang mga mambabatas ay hahayaan ba natin na magpatuloy itong status quo na ito kahit na marami na ang namamatay?
[Read the rest at The Entropy Blog.]