Pro RH groups commend both houses for Passage of the Reproductive Health Bill

Manila – As the RH bill is approved on the third and final reading in Congress and Senate last night, Reproductive health (RH) advocates commends PRO RH legislators for their unwavering support for its passage.

The RH bill pending since 1998 until last night was truly a “history in the making” for women and families for every Filipinos all over the world.

Even with the opposition of the Catholic Church, the passage of the RH bill was meant to be.

The Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare Inc. (PNGOC) lauds Congressman Edcel Lagman and all the PRO RH congresspersons who voted for its passage. PNGOC also lauds Senator Pia Cayetano and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and other PRO RH senators for passing the measure.

PNGOC believes that through its passage, access to reproductive health information and services to the poor and hard-to-reach, marginalized population can be readily available for our people.

PNGOC understands that it will help poor Filipinos to receive correct and proper information not only on reproductive health but also knowledge on how to plan their family, decide on the number and spacing of children they can raise and support and in the end make them more responsible for their children’s future and family needs which include food and shelter.

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