Catholic Church determined to derail RH Law
For them, it’s "Just say, ’No’" to eternity.
Mynardo Macaraig of Agence France-Presse (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that the Catholic Church is dead set on campaigning to stop the implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law in the Philippines as the Supreme Court (SC) started hearing arguments from pro and anti-RH camps on Tuesday, July 9.
The SC suspended the law in March to give way to the hearing of 15 formal petitions from Church-backed groups arguing that it was unconstitutional.
According to the report, members of the Catholic Church "held prayer vigils, protests and masses near the Supreme Court" as the justices began hearing the case. Some anti-RH advocates held banners bearing words such as: "Obey God’s will, no to RH bill". Opponents of the RH Law argue that it violates "various elements of the Constitution, including those on protecting the sanctity of the family and guaranteeing freedom of religion."
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