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On the Issues
Our legislators have recreated the anti-family bills into HB 4244. We must watch out because this is as destructive as all the other previous bills. … [Read More...]
S.B. No. 2378 should not be enacted, for the following reasons: First and foremost, the most widely-used contraceptives kill developing babies. Enactment of S.B. No. 2378 would therefore vitiate the Constitution. The bill under consideration states that “Hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables and other safe and effective family planning products and supplies shall be part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals and other government health units.” … [Read More...]
The World Youth Alliance Pacific (WYAAP) applauds the inclusion of positive language by the Philippine House of Representatives of the Reproductive Health Bill on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. However, we remain dissatisfied with the lack of protections in the Bill to ensure that the dignity of every person is respected. … [Read More...]
By Antonio Montalvan II Philippine Daily Inquirer That it can, after all, be amended only proves the point that there is no need whatsoever to legislate the reproductive health (RH) bill. The so-called amendment raises some interesting questions. Will it delete parts of the bill that were simply plagiarized from already existing laws? Even before there was a Tito Sotto (and Pia Cayetano, too) in the Senate, many provisions of the RH bill could be found in the already existing Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta for Women. What is the point in another redundancy? … [Read More...]
A LAW EACH DAY (Keeps Trouble Away) By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star) If the House of Representatives has really come up with a “new” RH bill as recently reported, then said bill should pass through the usual legislative process by first referring it to the proper committee/s that will conduct hearings before it is submitted to the floor for first, second and final reading. This is quite a long process rendering it almost farfetched to have said new bill approved before the end of the year. … [Read More...]
By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News Posted at 04/02/2013 2:19 PM | Updated as of 04/02/2013 2:21 PM MANILA - The Supreme Court has rejected the motion for reconsideration of Team PNoy candidate Risa Hontiveros to lift the status quo ante order against the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law. Voting 10-4, the Supreme Court, in its first summer session this year, denied the MR of Hontiveros to lift the SQA order on the implementation of the RH Law. The High Court earlier voted 10-5 to issue a 120-day SQA against the implementation of the controversial measure. Those who dissented were Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and Associate Justices Antonio Carpio, Mariano del Castillo, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Marvic Leonen. Oral arguments on the consolidated cases against the law have been set on June 18. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/04/02/13/sc-rejects-plea-lift-sqa-vs-rh-law … [read more...]