Duterte order that Philippines offer free contraceptives may face delays

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Breaking News

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine president’s executive order that the government begin distributing free contraceptives to the poor by 2018 may face delays because of a pending case before the country’s Supreme Court. In June 2015, the court placed a temporary restraining order on the contraceptives provision of a 2012 reproductive health law after a challenge called for certain implant contraceptives to be studied as potentially abortion-inducing....

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Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Breaking News

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her doctor caused her to have a miscarriage by administering an abortion-inducing drug can proceed. Kimberly Stinnett’s usual doctor was reportedly out the day of her appointment. Karla Kennedy, the doctor who was filling in that day, believed that Stinnett had an ectopic pregnancy since she had had one previously. Thus, Kennedy decided to administer methotrexate, a drug that, as...

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SC denies DOH’s motion to lift TRO vs contraceptive implants

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Breaking News

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 By KEITH CALAYAG THE Supreme Court (SC) has remanded to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) the case filed against the Department of Health (DOH) in connection with its decision to dispense contraceptive drugs and devices that were allegedly known to have an abortifacient character. In a ruling on Tuesday, the SC second division has directed the FDA to conduct a hearing to determine whether its administered contraceptive drugs and devices...

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SC directs FDA to conduct hearing on contraceptive drugs, implants

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Breaking News

by Rey G. Panaligan September 13, 2016 The Supreme Court (SC) has struck down “as violative of the constitutional right to due process” the certifications and re-certifications issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 77 contraceptive drugs and implants. In a press briefing, Spokesman Theodore O. Te said the SC directed the FDA to conduct public hearing on the contraceptive drugs and implants, including Implanon and Implanon NXT, to determine whether they are...

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