[In the news] FVR to media: Give women a voice on RH – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

FVR to media: Give women a voice on RH – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News.

Decrying the amount of attention given to the views of Catholic bishops on reproductive health, former President Fidel V. Ramos appealed to the media to seek out the opinions of women.

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“It is the lives (of women) and of their babies that the passage – or non-passage – of the RH bill will affect most intimately,” Ramos said at a raucous gathering of RH advocates in the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Quezon City Wednesday. “The voices of women are barely heard.”

He added that “newspapers, radio and television have paid more attention to what the Catholic bishops have to say.”

Ramos’ ringing endorsement of the bill at the event adds to the diverse voices creating a sense of growing isolation of the Catholic hierarchy on the issue. The Iglesia ni Kristo and a range of other non-Catholic religious groups have recently gone public with their support of the bill.

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