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PRRD slams Iceland for abortion policy

Iceland on abortion policy "shameless" - Duterte

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MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night lambasted Iceland for legalizing abortion but expressed concern in ensuring the human rights of drug syndicates.

Duterte said he hoped that Iceland, which recently sponsored a resolution at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to look into the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign would “freeze in time”.

“Iceland allows the slaughter of the fetus inside the womb of the mother up to six months. P***** i** nila. They worry more of the drug lords at itong mga (and these) who are pushing drugs, killing our citizens, and creating a social dysfunction in almost all tinamaan (being affected),” Duterte said, during the 31st anniversary celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) main office in Quezon City.

“Tapos tinuturuan ako kung ano ang gawin ko (And then you teach me what to do). I am sorry for you. That’s why you are condemned there in the ice forever. I hope you will freeze in time,” he said.

Duterte said that although he supported several family-planning methods, including contraception after seeing how poor Filipinos have suffered, he will not allow an abortion policy in the country.

“Of course, abortion is out of the question. I will not allow it. Just like itong (this) Iceland who initiated that signature campaign to condemn us sa (when it comes to) extrajudicial killing,” Duterte said.

Duterte described Iceland’s policy of allowing abortion as “shameless”.

“You allow an innocent human being already thriving and living inside the mother’s body. Pagkawalang hiya itong mga puti talaga (These white people are shameless),” he added.

Iceland currently allows for an abortion until the end of the 22nd week of pregnancy.

Duterte also pointed out how Iceland failed to see how several civilians get killed every day because of the illegal drug trade.

“Hindi nila naintindihan, ‘yung mga g***** ‘yan. Kaya itong mga Iceland, palibhasa ice ang kain, wala namang tubig ‘yan eh. Bobo ang mga p***** i** niya (They don’t understand. That’s why the people from Iceland, since they eat ice, that’s not water. They’re stupid),” Duterte said.

Iceland’s resolution prompted Duterte to “seriously consider” cutting ties with the Nordic country. (PNA / Azer Parrocha)

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