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OCTOBER 27, 2022

Tag: Birth Control

Are you there, Supreme Court? It’s me, a birth control pill user

Dear Supreme Court,

How are you? I know the past years had been rough dealing with Sen. Leila de Lima, China, and the election tantrums of former senator Bongbong Marcos. In case you need someone to talk to, there’s a long line of impoverished mothers and female minors who have plenty to say to you. (Please be patient with their crying children. They don’t know what to do with them yet.)

It has been years since you issued a temporary restraining order that keeps the government from doing what they need to do: the full, constitutional implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. You’ve kept them from releasing and distributing contraceptive implants to poor communities, which could’ve offered three years of contraceptive protection to women seeking free and proper family planning services.

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