By DJ Yap
Now that its constitutionality has been affirmed, it’s time to implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law, one of its principal authors said on Wednesday.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law “is not unconstitutional,” rejecting all petitions questioning the controversial legislation, including pleas to restore the penal provisions to its implementing rules and those seeking its in-toto nullification.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court stood pat in its April 2014 decision affirming the constitutionality of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Act of 2012 or the RH Law but declared unconstitutional the penal provisions of the law.
In what could be one of the best arguments for the full implementation of the reproductive health (RH) law, health authorities said at least one woman died every week giving birth in Western Mindanao.
The Philippines is far from meeting its 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal health, but the government hopes the reproductive health law will help improve the numbers, officials of the Population Commission (Popcom) said here last week.