High Court Suspends RH Law for 120 Days

MANILA--The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped for 120 days the implementation of the controversial reproductive health law, whose constitutionality is being challenged before the court, reports GMA News. The magistrates voted 10-5 in issuing a status quo ante order against the law enacted by President Aquino in December 2012. Those who dissented were Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and Associate Justices Antonio Carpio, Mariano del Castillo, Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Marvic Leonen. Sereno, Perlas-Bernabe, and Leonen are Aquino appointees.The court also set the oral arguments on the case on June 18.