House ratifies RH bill



MANILA, Philippines – The Reproductive Health Bill took another step closer to becoming a law after the House of Representatives ratified the bicameral report on the measure that  would provide government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes in schools.

Earlier, the Senate ratified the reconciled version of the bill via an 11-5 vote.

The bill will be transmitted to President Benigno Aquino III for signature.

If enacted into law, any person will now have access to reproductive health services, including contraceptives, except minors unless there is consent from parents or guardians.

Also exempted are minors who are parents or young girls who have had miscarriages – an indication that they were sexually active.

The proposed measure also provides mandatory reproductive health and sexuality education in schools to adolescents aged between 10 and 19.

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  • brunogiordano

    Game Over.

    • Observer_din

      nakana mo sir.. hehehe

  • ern

    Finally, the status of bishops as politicians has been ratified.

  • Ommm

    ” Also exempted are minors who are parents or young girls who have had
    miscarriages – an indication that they were sexually active.”

    So the bill is itself prejudice against those who would benefit most….

    What this bill is saying is those who have had sex have “sinned”?…yet those who are about to MAY have sex free of sin because they use contraception…ONLY the catholic church could have contrived this conundrum that goes against everything they argued about to abort this bill.

    Sheer hypocrisy!!

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  • RyanE

    Congratulations to all representatives who voted for the RH bill! Congratulations to all pro-RH for their unwavering support!

    The passage of the RH bill is a decisive victory for the nation as a whole!

  • Chris

    The end of theocracy in this country? I guess not.. but it surely has lost its strong influence…slowly.. and onwards to progress. 

  • opinyonlangpo

    Finally, the poorest of the poor can now have sex as much as they want without worrying of another mouth to feed. They should vote for those politicians who approved the RH bill.

  • Hein S

    Bwahaha LOOZER bishops.

    LYING got you Nowhere.

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