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Senate may shelve hot potato RH bill By Angie M. Rosales 11/12/2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Senate may shelve hot potato RH bill

By Angie M. Rosales 11/12/2010

The Senate appears inclined to put the Reproductive Health (RH) bill on the back burner until heated debates on it boil over as leaders of the chamber said yesterday the bill is not among the priority measures in the Senate.

“We are not going to be rushed to approve a bill as sensitive as the RH bill without studying it. We know that our growth rate is a certainty and that there’s an alternative,” Senate Pre-sident Juan Ponce Enrile said.
“We should not just adopt policies that will favor a certain sector or for the economy to grow to the detriment of other people,” Enrile added.

The upper chamber chief’s statements validated earlier pronouncements made by Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that pending bills in the upper chamber related to reproductive health are not among their legislative agenda.

Sotto himself had admitted that he is against any form of artificial contraception or those on population control but this doesn’t mean that he will not be supportive of any bill promoting reproductive health..... MORE

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1 comment

Den Relojo said...

Since horny Filipino couples love making babies up to the extent that our number becomes uncontrollable we should implement invasive population control techniques such as a one-child policy, forced sterilization, and forced abortion. These are more humane options than just to let the population grow and wait until the whole ecosystem crash.

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