Church, gov’t should see ‘common grounds’ re: RH bill – Sec. Soliman PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:00

Amidst protests from the Catholic Church regarding the possible passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman said that both the Church and Government should “see common grounds” regarding this issue.

Earlier this week, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) held a Mindanao-wide conference in Zamboanga City, and they have expressed their gripe over the bill.

In an interview with local media yesterday, Secretary Soliman suggested that both the Church and Government need to have a common understanding regarding the bill, since both are working for the welfare and development of a common people.

Meanwhile, although not giving an official position regarding the bill, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III said that he is in favor of respecting each “individual’s right to follow his or her conscience and religious convictions on matters and issues pertaining to the unity of the family and the sacredness of human life”.

The RH bill is still being deliberated in the House of Representatives.