Press Release
May 30, 2011

Important Points of Sen. Recto on Unborn Child Bill hearing

1. You can't pass the RH Bill without determining which contraceptives are legal or not.

2. The Unborn child bill will guide RH bill proponents on which non-abortifacient contraceptives should be purchased by government and made accessible to couples.

3. Clearly, there are contraceptives that are abortifacients (induces abortion) and non-abortifacients.

4. And there are contraceptives that are abused and used as abortifacients. But there are abortifacients that are used by medical professionals to save mothers who have high risk pregnancies.

5. Contraceptive products or medicines that could be abortifacients should carry warnings or label.

6. Condoms are contraceptives, not abortifacients

7. Life begins at fertilization when the egg and sperm meet.

8. There should be a list of services and medicines that are abortifacients or NOT.

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