Church to open RH Law infocens
The diocese of Duamaguete which covers 90% of the total population of Negros Oriental of around 1.2million inhabitants , will be opening strategic information centers all over the province, in order to disseminate information about the use of natural family planning method.
This was disclosed by Msg. Julito Cortes, bishop of the diocese of Dumaguete in the wake of the recent decision of the Surpeme Court saying the RHLaw is “not unconstitutional”.
As you know, at least l8 petitions were filed before the High Tribunal seeking to declare the RHLaw 10354 as unconstitutional. Only eight provisions were declared illegal by the SupremeCourt.
In a CHRONICLE interview, Bishop Cortes said that as good citizens, the oppositors to the RHLaw which is mostly the Catholic laity and clergy, will honor the Supreme Court ruling.
Cortes lauded the removal of penalites upon violators because the Tribunal respected the freedom of choice as to which method the people concerned will use.
Having freed from penalties, the Church people can now have a pro-active dissemination on the use of the natural method of family planning, or spacing children.
He said that lack of information and education is the main culprit in over population, and unwanted pregnancies.
He admitted that the poor and marginalizedare ironically the sector that produce unwanted pregnancies.
Therefore, it is the duty of the church laity and clergy to disseminate correct vital information to the stakeholders.