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Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law
Reproductive health advocates hail the ‘big victory’ for women and young people, and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation
It was a happy day for the so-called purple crowd, supporters of the controversial reproductive health (RH) law.
The Supreme Court (SC) declared the RH law constitutional on Tuesday, April 8, with a few provisions struck down either in full or partially.
Despite this, health advocates still consider the court decision “a big victory” for the Filipino people, especially for women and young people.
“We are happy that the constitutionality of RH law was upheld, as it sided with the youth and women,” National Youth Commission (NYC) Chairman Leon Flores III told Rappler in a phone interview.
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