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Philippines "RH Act" of 2012
- Sean Murphy* | . . . the RH Act would have made the exercise of freedom of conscience
impossible or ridiculous, requiring objectors to invite public obliquy by false confessions of prejudice, in exchange for which the Act offers only counterfeit accommodation. Given the problems with the wording of
other sections of the law, it is not clear whether this provision was deliberately constructed as an
obstacle to conscientious objection, or if it was simply
the product of appalling legislative draftsmanship. . .
- Appendix "A" | The Philippines population grew from about 27 million in 1960 to over 100 million in 2018. However, from 1984 the rate of population growth decreased. By 2017 the Philippines' birth rate had fallen about 15% in 17 years, more than the reduction in the global birthrate. The Philippines fertility rate was halved between 1973 and 2013.
- Appendix "B" | The "RH Act" (2012) in brief |
Annotated Text of the Responsible Parenthood and
Reproductive Health Act of 2012
- Supreme Court of the Philippines Decision: 2014