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SC should have upheld entire RH law, says Santiago

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court should have upheld the eight provisions of the Reproductive Health Law that it struck down as unconstitutional, pro-RH law Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago on RH decision: It’s ‘triumph of reason over superstition’

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

While ecstatic over the Supreme Court’s decision that declared the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law constitutional, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago threw her support behind any move to file a motion for reconsideration (MR) on several provisions that were struck down by the court.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC


A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law said on Tuesday it was expecting a narrow victory in the Supreme Court ruling on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US court blocks contraception clause in health care law

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

A US Supreme Court justice has blocked a stipulation in the new health care reform law that requires some religion-affiliated organizations to provide insurance that includes birth control.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Baguio advocates appeal to ‘spirits’ to clear way for RH law

OFFERING TO THE SPIRITS  Performing artist Florenda Pedro, aka “Dumay Solingay,” holds one of the 55 coconut shells with lighted candles and flowers that floated at Burnham Lake in Baguio City at sundown on Tuesday. The event, called “Atang ti Karurua” (Offering of the Spirits), was held in connection with the passing of the reproductive health law.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A spirit boat, laden with flowers arranged into a purple ribbon, sailed at Burnham Lake when dusk fell in the summer capital on Tuesday.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Pia Cayetano says risk of cancer from using contraceptives low

Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Using contraceptives may cause cancer, but the possibility is low. Senator Pia Cayetano made this argument after Associate Justice Roberto Abad cited a World Health Organization report that listed the use of contraceptives as the number 1 cause of cancer.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano stresses necessity of reproductive health to poor women


Senator Pia Cayetano reiterated Tuesday that the main objective of the stalled Reproductive Health law is to make quality health services necessary for family planning available to members of the marginalized sector.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t urges SC to lift order stopping RH law


The government asked the Supreme Court to lift the status quo ante order (SQAO) on the Reproductive Health law and dismiss all pleadings against it as the oral arguments on the controversial law continued on its third session Tuesday.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC needs only common sense to know dangers of contraceptives – Justice Abad


Can the Supreme Court determine whether the Reproductive Health law endangers the lives of women and child?

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawyer: Poor people should not be prohibited to procreate


The natural way of controlling the size of the family is through economic progress, an anti-Reproductive Health law lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH law has gone ‘berserk’ – lawyer

A protester dressed as a priest displays a placard at rally outside the Supreme Court Tuesday to coincide with the oral arguments by the highest court on the merits and demerits of the RH law. AP PHOTO

A lawyer on Tuesday described the Reproductive Health law as a piece of legislation that has gone wild.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano says SQA extension on RH Law sends wrong message to women

PRO-RH LAW  Proponents of the RH law gather in front of Supreme Court  displaying portraits of poor children.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Pia Cayetano said she was “extremely disappointed” by the Supreme Court’s decision to extend the status quo ante (SQA) order against the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law until further orders.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH law: 3 lawmakers say question on when life begins irrelevant


The question on when life begins was irrelevant to the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health Law and the Supreme Court was unlikely to resolve debates on the age-old debate, proponents of the contentious law said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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