READ: The Supreme Court's decision on the RH Law

Posted at | Updated as of 04/11/14 8:09 AM

The Supreme Court has upheld the Reproductive Health Law but struck down several provisions, including one compelling private health facilities, non-maternity specialty hospitals, and hospitals owned and managed by religious groups to refer reproductive health patients not in an emergency or life-threatening case to other facilities.

It also struck a provision penalizing health officers who refuse to disseminate information on reproductive health programs.

Read the full decision penned by Associate Justice Jose Mendoza.

Other justices' separate concurring and dissenting opinions can be read here.