The Roman Catholic Church (or at least the Roman Catholic Church here in the Philippines) is not the enemy in this Reproductive Health bill thingamajig. They’re not lawmakers. They have no ‘say’ in Congress.
Catholics including the bishops and the rest of the clergy can say all they want against the reproductive health bill. They can even have their own definitions of contraception, abortion, abortifacient or whatever (Hey, language is arbitrary). But in the end, it is still up to our legislators whether to pass the bill into law or not. The last time I checked, the Roman Catholic Church is not involved in the law making process of this country.
So again, if the reproductive health bill fails to become a law, I strongly believe that it is not the fault of the Roman Catholic Church.
If the reproductive health bill fails to become a law, I strong believe that our legislators (including the president if ever he vetoes it) are the only ones to be blamed.