Semi-Successfully, Filipino Anti-Choice Movement Fights Rearguard Battle

August 20, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Why do some pro-life groups hate women so much?
Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a ‘pro-life’ city, hence banning modern contraception?
It has been said that the devil is in the details – like the details in the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law (RH Law). Moving the law from signed legislation to implementation has been like navigating a narrow passageway between the devil and the deep blue sea filled with pro-life groups.
The RH Law was quietly signed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in December 2012 – over two and a half years ago – but its roll out has been met with opposition at almost every turn.
The President’s signature had barely begun to dry when the law’s constitutionality was questioned. After months of deliberation and debate about when fertilization takes place and when life begins, the Supreme Court finally upheld the the RH Law.

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