Personhood, from a Biologist’s Perspective

Sometimes the arguments from pro-RH folks leaves one scratching one’s head. Most of us attended school and took biology classes, correct? We were all taught that human life begins at conception. And yet take a quick look at the debate forums on Facebook, the arguments at Twitter, the posts at both pro- and anti-RH pages,…

Is A Human Present At Conception?

Before I answer, let me give you a little biology background in genetics: All living organisms have these crazy things called genomes. Genomes contain all of the DNA present within an organism. DNA is genetic material that contains all the information necessary for the structure and function of an organism. Let me share an interesting…

When Abortion Seems to be the Only Way Out

by Ruby Ann Kagaoan. — At the Senate, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago assures that the Reproductive Health Bill does not promote abortion but in fact aims to reduce it. “Under the Penal Code, abortion is a crime, and it will remain a crime under the RH bill. In fact, one important reason to pass the RH…