Friday, December 02, 2011

Legal Implications

Dear insansapinas,

I am not a lawyer. My understanding about abortion in the Philippines is culled from the wikipedia.

Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution says, in part, "Section 12. The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.
The act is criminalized by the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, which was enacted in 1930 and remains in effect today. Articles 256, 258 and 259 of the Code mandate imprisonment for the woman who undergoes the abortion, as well as for any person who assists in the procedure, even if they be the woman's parents, a physician or midwife. Article 258 further imposes a higher prison term on the woman or her parents if the abortion is undertaken "in order to conceal [the woman's] dishonor".

Did Mo Twister confess to an accesory to a crime when he posted the video about the abortion that his girl friend had in Singapore last year? Is he also morally and legally liable?;-claims-ex-girlfriend-Rhian-Ramos-got-rid-of-our-baby-in-Singapore-last-year

This is the link of the video:
Why did it take him this long to tell the story? 

If this is not true, can he be sued by Rhian for libel? 



biyay said...

abortion/accessory to abortion no because the crime was not committed with the jurisdiction of the phils. libel is an iffy issue. violation of RA 9262, pwede na din ihirit

cathy said...

bakit napunta ka sa SPAM box ko?

oo nga iba ang law ng Singapore. pero meron ng kaso ang GMA. at may kaso ring niluluto si Kapunan.