HIGHLIGHTS: #RHLaw oral arguments
MANILA, Philippines – Should the Supreme Court strike down Republic Act (RA) No. 10354 or Reproductive Health law (RH Law) as unconstitutional?
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 9, opens oral arguments for and against the RH law. The High Tribunal earlier stopped the government from implementing the law after it received a petition questioning its constitutionality. Voting 10-5 on March 19, the SC Justices said the status quo ante order will be effective for 120 days, or 4 months.
On Tuesday, former Senators Francisco Tatad and Aquilino Pimentel Jr. will join lawyers Luisito V. Liban, Maria Concepcion Noche and Luis Ma. Gil Gana in arguing against the RH law before the High Court. They are the petitioners in the case.
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Watch a brief summary of the day's oral arguments below.