PH Supreme Court: RH law constitutional

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday declared the highly contested Reproductive Health (RH) law constitutional with 8 provisions struck down. SC spokesman Theodore Te said in a press briefing: “The RH law is not unconstitutional.” An SC insider said the “core provisions were upheld.” The RH law – which took 13 years and 4 months to pass in Congress –was temporarily halted by the Supreme Court in March 2013, following the filing of 14 petitions questioning its constitutionality. The verdict lifts the Court’s temporary restraining order against its implementation.

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