RH Law implementation sought

By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star

Posted at Jul 03 2014 03:30 AM | Updated as of Jul 03 2014 11:30 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Former Albay congressman Edcel Lagman urged the executive department yesterday to fully and immediately implement the Reproductive Health (RH) Law after the Supreme Court affirmed its constitutionality.

Lagman, one of the principal authors of the law, said the constitutionality of the RH Law “is now complete, final and indubitable.”

The high tribunal denied for lack of merit the motions for reconsideration of its April 8 decision, saying the law does not violate the Constitution.

Lagman said the RH Law mandates the government to provide to the marginalized sectors necessary information, services and commodities on reproductive health even as it grants the freedom of choice to couples and women on the use of legal, safe and effective methods of family planning.