Former Senator Kit Tatad redefines the word "genocide" in his oral argument vs. RH Law, says it’s "any act that prevents birth&qu

For the former senator, the dictionary’s definition of genocide is not quite accurate.

Tetch Torres-Tupas of Inquirer.net reports that former Senator Francisco "Kit" Tatad told the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, July 9, that allowing the implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law is "the same as allowing genocide to happen."

 

The report explained that during his opening remarks for his oral argument before the SC justices, Tatad said genocide "is any act that prevents birth such as Republic Act (RA) No. 10354, also known as the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RH Law)." The former senator argued that RH Law "redefines the purpose of marriage" because it denies the basic right of married couple to procreate on their own free will. He said couples do not have freedom of choice when they are told to either practice birth control or else suffer the consequences of having children.



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