- Written by Pat C. Santos
- Wednesday, 25 July 2012
In an official statement posted in the CBCP website, Fr. Melvin Castro said it was clear that the proposed reproductive health (RH) bill or Aquino’s version of it called responsible parenthood is not about health but about birth control.
“We are ending the backlogs in the education sector, but the potential for shortages remains as our student population continues to increase. Perhaps Responsible Parenthood can help address this,” was the only part in the Sona where Aquino referred to the bill.
Deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said the President particularly wanted a consolidated House Bill 4244 to be passed by Congress even before the electoral climate steps in.
Valte described HB 4244 as the consolidated version of six other legislative bills on the controversial reproductive health. The consolidated version has a new title too — Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and for other purposes..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune