Last August 13, 2012, a statement was released by 160 faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila University in support of House Bill 4244 – the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.
Prior to this, on October 15, 2008, a position paper was issued by 14 faculty members of the same university, “Catholics Can Support the RH Bill in Good Conscience.”
On November 12, 2008, an international academic response was made to these faculty members’ statement on the RH Bill. The signatories consisted of 42 theologians, philosophers, and professors of law, economics, demography, sociology, medicine and political science in 17 universities, six major seminaries and centers of theological studies, and one international think tank in the United States, Britain, Spain, Poland and the Middle East.
Read here the open letter that outlined how “these Ateneo faculty are gravely mistaken in their presentation of the Church’s teaching”: