Bb. Pilipinas International speaks up against TRO on contraceptives

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(File photo) Tagging the Supreme Court, Bb. Pilipinas International Mariel De Leon spoke up in support of family planning.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) — Bb. Pilipinas International Mariel De Leon speaks up again – this time on the issue of family planning.

The young beauty queen took to Twitter to express her sentiments on the Supreme Court's temporary restraining order (TRO) halting the distribution of contraceptive implants.

"Birth control pills are slowly going away. What will you do when they're all gone?" De Leon wrote. "Let's take our bodies back."


The TRO, which was released on June 2015, prohibits the Food and Drug Administration from granting and renewing certificates on contraceptive drugs and devices. The TRO was in response to a complaint by Alliance for the Family and Foundation, which claimed 77 contraceptives on the market had abortifacient qualities.

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Advocates of family planning argue that the contraceptives are internationally tested and approved, as well as necessary for reproductive rights.

They add that some of the pills are not only taken for birth control, but for other purposes such as regulating menstrual periods or hormonal imbalance for some women. Among those affected are women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition where a woman's hormones are imbalanced and cysts can be formed in their ovaries.

Tagging the Supreme Court's Public Information Office, De Leon added, "What about women with PCOS, acne, severe dysmenorrhea, irregular period, etc.?"



De Leon ended her series of tweets by saying: "You're not 'pro life' if you deprive women of something that's good for our health and our future."


De Leon previously came under fire after criticizing the appointment of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, a blogger and staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte and his controversial war on drugs.

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