RH Law still suspended


ORAL ARGUMENTS: Critics of the RH law faced the Supreme Court last July 9. Photo by Arcel Cometa
The Supreme Court extended on July 16 a previous order stopping the implementation of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law. This is favorable to the critics of the law who won a temporary victory when the High Court stopped the March 30 implementation of the law for 120 days. The RH law funds the distribution of free contraceptives, requires government hospitals to provide reproductive health (RH) services, and mandates public schools to teach sex education. The law’s staunchest critic, the Catholic Church, said contraceptives are “evil” and “anti-life.” 

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