PRESIDENT Aquino yesterday said he would go by what his conscience dictates and stand by the responsible parenthood bill that Malacañang is drafting, regardless of who is against it.
The Church is strongly opposing a reproductive health bill pending at the House of Representatives, which supports both natural and artificial family planning methods. It wants couples to adopt only the natural family planning method.
The President has been saying he is for allowing couples to decide on which method to adopt in planning their families.
Aquino, addressing the 100th commencement exercises of the University of the Philippines, said as a leader, it is his obligation to explain his policies.
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