Reconfiguring the population pyramid

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Reproductive Health

Peter Wallace, in his Dec. 1 column (“It’s not an SC decision,” Opinion), wrote strongly against restraint on the part of the Supreme Court regarding the full implementation of the Reproductive Health Law in consideration of Article II, Section 12 of our Constitution, protecting the life of the unborn. I have been to informal settler areas in my parish to help young mothers with natural family planning, and a big number of them refuse to join our sessions because they have...

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America’s looming demographic winter: Can we avoid a fertility free fall?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Reproductive Health

August 19, 2016 (BreakPoint) — We’ve talked before on BreakPoint about the fertility crisis facing China, Japan, and much of Europe—all of which face what has been called a “demographic winter.” Until recently, the United States has been an exception to this distressing trend, but this seems no longer the case. To understand why, here’s a primer. Demographers use two numbers to measure fertility rates: the average number of children a woman gives birth to during her...

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Philstar’s Sison: Damaging Legacies

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Reproductive Health

A LAW EACH DAY(Keeps Trouble Away) By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 3, 2015 – 12:00am Up to now, controversy still surrounds the very contentious and divisive RH law. This time the controversy revolves around its implementation after the Supreme Court (SC) has  already declared some of its provisions unconstitutional for being contrary to the pro-life policy mandating the State to protect the life of the mother and of the unborn from conception....

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Rappler news on SC TRO RH Implementation

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Reproductive Health

MANILA, Philippines – More than a year after it held the reproductive health (RH) law constitutional, the Supreme Court (SC) has temporarily stopped the health department from distributing and selling implants. SC issued a temporary restraining order, prohibiting the Department of Health (DOH) from “procuring, selling, distributing, dispensing or administering, advertising and promoting the hormonal contraceptive ‘Implanon’ and ‘Implanon NXT.'”...

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SC-TRO-RH Implementation

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Reproductive Health

SC-TRO-RH Implementation

Dear ALFI Board, Members and Friends: On May 13, 2015, ALFI filed with the Supreme Court a Petition for Certiorari, Prohibition and Mandamus with Prayer for the Urgent Issuance of TRO and/or Writ of Preliminary Prohibitory and Mandatory Injunction. Our Petition questions the manner of implementation of the RH Law by DOH and FDA officials and all persons acting for and on their behalf, as being contrary to the RH Law and the Judgment of the Supreme Court (April ​8, 2014),...

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