On SC’s status quo ante order on the RH law
Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano
19 March 2013
“As a lawyer, I can understand that the Supreme Court’s status quo ante order is just a part of our judicial process. It does not in any way say anything against the validity of the RH Law. It will simply allow the petitioners/opposers to air their concerns.
“But what bothers me is the 90-day period before the June 18 oral arguments. How many lives will be lost during this period? How many more mothers will die of birth complications? How many infants will get sick and die, and how many abortions will take place? I would like to think that it is not the intention of our Supreme Court to deprive the poor of RH services from the government. But while we wait, sadly it is the poor who will suffer.
“In the end, I’m confident that the legality and constitutionality of the RH law will prevail and our people will start to benefit from it.”
Photo: Sen. Pia Cayetano speaks to women participants at the Pinay In Action Women’s Month event held at the activity center of Market! Market! in Taguig City on Tuesday (March 19)