Are you infuriated with Barangay Ordinance 01-2011?
Do you believe that this ordinance is a direct violation of our right to liberty, privacy, free speech, information, and reproductive health care?
If this ordinance gets passed (although it has been struck down by the Muntinlupa City council), it can be used as a model for other barangays in the Philippines to replicate.
This is not a time to be quiet.
Wear yellow to the public hearing and support the people who plan to fight this ordinance!
Let’s get our fight on!
Scheduled on Saturday, March 19 at 9:00 am is the public hearing on Ayala Alabang Barangay Ordinance No.01 Series of 2011 “An Ordinance Providing for the Safety and Protection of the Unborn Child within the Territorial Jurisdiction of Barangay Ayala Alabang; Fixing Penalties for its Violations, and, for, Other Purposes”.
De La Salle Zobel basketball court
University Avenue, Ayala Alabang Village
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This ordinance classifies artificial birth control as abortive substances. (Sec 4)
This ordinance will require consumers to get prescriptions for purchasing condoms and artificial birth control. (Sec 7)
This ordinance will require you to register your personal information in a logbook upon purchase of birth control and label you an abortion practitioner. (Sec 7)
This ordinance will forbid the barangay health center to give you sex education if you are not married or engaged to be married. It will be illegal for the health center to teach you other means of birth control except for natural planning methods. (Sec 5)
This ordinance will forbid you to advertise, sell, offer for free or endorse, promote, prescribe, or distribute birth control. (Sec 6)
This ordinance will penalize you, by monetary fine and imprisonment, if you violate it. (Sec 8 )
Here is a letter from Senator Pia Cayetano to Mayor San Pedro of Muntinlupa