[From the web] Fact Sheet: House Bill 4244 on Reproductive Health -RAPPLER.com

Fact Sheet: House Bill 4244 on Reproductive Health.

BY RAPPLER.COM
August 5, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The hotly-debated Reproductive Health (RH) bill, opposed by the powerful Catholic church, is up for a crucial vote at the House of Representatives on August 7.

Here are the key points to know about House Bill No. 4244, “An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and for Other Purposes,” commonly known as the Reproductive Health Bill.

HB 4244 is a product of the consolidation of 6 house bills:

  • HB 96, “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development, and for Other Purposes,” introduced by Rep Edcel Lagman
  • HB 101, “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population Development, and for Other Purposes,” introduced by Rep Janette Garin
  • HB 513, “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population Development, and for Other Purposes,: introduced by Reps. Kaka Bag-Ao and Rep Walden Bello
  • HB1160, “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health and for Other Purposes,” introduced by Rep. Rodolfo Biazon
  • HB 1520, “An Act to Protect the Right of People to Information on Reproductive Health Care,” introduced by Rep Augusto Syjuco
  • HB 3387, “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health for Women in Development and for Other Purposes,” introduced by Reps. Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus

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