Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is leaving this weekend for The Hague, Netherlands to kick-start her campaign as the country’s official nominee to the International Criminal Court as one of its judges. Santiago is also the author and co-sponsor of the Reproductive Health bill in the Senate. She and Sen. Pia Cayetano have teamed up to defend the bill in the Senate plenary.
- 82% of Filipinos say “the choice of a family planning method is a personal choice of couples and no one should interfere with it”
- 73% of the respondents agree that “if a couple wants to plan its family, it should be able to get information from government on all legal methods;” and
- 68% agree that “the government should fund all means of family planning, be it natural or artificial means”
Although these numbers are overwhelmingly in favor of the controversial law, Miriam is asking her fans, supporters, and also her critics of their position on the RH Bill: should or shouldn’t it pass into law? Are you in favor of the RH Bill? Enter your vote in the simple survey form in the right sidebar and leave your comments in this post.
UPDATE: For those still looking for a copy of the bill, here is Senate Bill No. 2865 (per Committe Report No. 49) from the website of the Philippine Senate.