page 11 RH-billBaguio City: High court here had declared the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 not unconstitutional. After this verdict cheers from pro-reproductive health (RH) law advocates who wore purple rang out in front of the Supreme Court building. But the Supreme Court, on its annual summer session here, rejected
eight of the law’s provisions, something that Catholic Church leaders and other opponents of the law found laudable. They also claimed victory.
The provisions include those pertaining to providing minors access to contraceptives without parental consent; penalizing healthcare providers for refusing or failing to disseminate information about RH programs and requiring parental consent from a minor in nonemergency situations..