March 21, 2013
International Support for Halt to Philippine Reproductive Health Law
Pro-life advocates enjoyed an important victory when the Supreme Court of the Philippines put a temporary hold to enacting the anti-life Reproductive Health Law. The legislation had been scheduled to take effect on Easter Sunday, 31March. However, several constitutional challenges arose. This controversial Reproductive Health Law has been met with strong opposition due to its inclusion of abortifacients. In a 10-5 vote, a 120-day stay was given pending oral arguments slated for 18 June.
Bradley Mattes, president of the International Right to Life Federation, commended the decision saying, “This is a positive move in respect for life. It is my hope that this temporary hold becomes permanent, thereby protecting the lives of vulnerable women and children in the Philippines.”
The International Right to Life Federation is a world-wide federation of autonomous, national pro-life groups and individuals. Formed by members from over 11 regions of the world, IRTLF is non-sectarian and non-political. It is dedicated to imparting and exchanging information to every nation in the world with the single mission of achieving legal protection for all innocent human life from conception until natural death.
List of the Countries in which Dr. Willke, President of International Right to Life Federation, Emeritus and Brad Mattes, current President of International Right to Life Federation and Life Issues Institute, has lectured.