Running out of time, Malacañang is willing to sit down with the Catholic Church to discuss acceptable amendments to the controversial Reproductive Health bills (RH bill) filed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Malacañang and RH bill authors will attempt to get the support of the Catholic Church by changing the provisions on contraceptives. The meeting was held on Sunday, September 2.
"The leadership of the House and the authors of the RH bill are consolidating acceptable amendments to address the concerns, reservations, and objections of critics like some bishops and their congressional allies," said Lagman in a statement released Tuesday.
"The CBCP wouldn’t like the government to be promoting contraceptives. We suggested to change the word to making it available," added Garin.