Fr. James Reuters SJ in DZIQ: Pro-Reproductive Health teachers are free to go

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:17:00 05/17/2011:

MANILA, Philippines—Faculty members who support the Reproductive Health (RH) bill have no right to teach in Ateneo de Manila University, Jesuit priest James Reuter said, according to a Radyo Inquirer report aired Tuesday.

Reuter was quoted as saying that the RH bill violates what a Catholic institution like the Ateneo stands for, because he claimed the bill promotes abortion. He said the basic law in a Catholic school is simple: follow the rule of God.

He added that freedom of speech was not absolute.

The report said that Reuter had advised the Ateneo administration to investigate teachers supporting the bill.

In 2008, a group of professors from Ateneo de Manila University threw their support for the RH bill.

For the full radio report, listen to the DZIQ 990AM voice clip.—Danica Hermogenes, INQUIRER.net