Couple ask Supreme Court to void Reproductive Health Law for ’mocking Filipino culture’

A couple has asked the Supreme Court to nullify the Reproductive Health Law for supposedly making a mockery of Filipino culture, Virgil Lopez of Sun.Star Online reports.

A couple has asked the Supreme Court to nullify the Reproductive Health Law for supposedly making a mockery of Filipino culture, Virgil Lopez of Sun.Star Online reports.

 

James and Lovely Imbong have asked the Court to strike down the RH Law, which they said, "mocks the nation’s Filipino culture -- noble and lofty in its values and holdings on life, motherhood and family life -- now the fragile lifeblood of a treasured culture that today stands solitary but proud in contrast to other nations."

 

The couple, with fellow petitioner Magnificat Child Development Center Inc., also said the law’s goal of making reproductive health services available to the poor makes "the primary targets of the State's planned-parenthood policy -- a subtle way of telling the poor that the State will subsidize their right to have access to modern methods of family planning simply because they are poor."

 

They also said the law deprives those opposed to the use of artificial contraceptives their freedom of expression and religion.

 

James Imbong is the son of Jo Imbong, lawyer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines which opposed passage of the law.

 

For more on this story, log on to Sun.Star Online.

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