DOH hopes Supreme Court will lift TRO vs distribution of contraceptives

The Department of Health is hoping that the Supreme Court will lift its Temporary Restraining Order issued against the distribution and acquisition of contraceptives in the country.

In a media forum called ‘Legal Barriers to Family Planning: Putting Women’s Lives at Risk’, DOH Spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag said that though they are preparing for the ‘worst case scenario’, the agency remains confident that it would be wise for the Supreme Court to lift the TRO.

Dr. Tayag added that the DOH is confident that the highest court will respect the rights of Filipino women.

Dr. Tayag also mentioned that “it’s worth it”, waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision especially if it will favor them.

March of this year when the DOH and the Office of the President filed an Urgent Motion for the lifting of the TRO issued by the Supreme Court on their plan to distribute contraceptives, which has been effective since 2015.