Reproductive health bill, more popularly known as RH Bill, is quite a controversy on our government. So what is exactly RH Bill? Well, it just states that we could use birth control methods in our country legally. But what the hell is the point of this RH Bill? Condoms and pills are already sold on convenience stores and pharmacies. Doctors already perform vasectomies and ligations. This is literally non sense. And what more, it encourages pre-marital sex.
So what is premarital sex? Well, technically speaking, it is engaging on a sexual intercourse before the matrimonial ceremony. Wedding is a sacred ceremony for me. And thus, RH bill violates the sacredness of this so called marriage.
CONDOMS, PILLS, and other BIRTH CONTROL METHODS disrespect the holiness of marriage. Marriage is what binds people legally and spiritually. These methods as I said encouraged PREMARITAL SEX, thus making people impure and immodest. Couples who use these birth control methods defy natural reproduction. They defy what God made.
Because of these methods, young ones are braver to take the risk in having sex. The ladies won’t get pregnant and so, it won’t have additional baggage. Young ones, we, are encouraged to explore our sexuality aggressively. We have a greater tendency to do sexual intercourse since there is “protection”.
But really, is this protection? Protection from concepcion, yes, but emotionally and spiritually? People who use contraception methods tend to be only friends with benefits or better yet sex friends. Yes, some people fall in love with their sex partners but they don’t have any commitment so, he/she doesn’t have the right to stop his/her partner from leaving. This can break a person emotionally, and yes, it will hurt. Spiritually, a person will be impure. Since marriage somewhat legalizes sex, premarital sex makes the couple impure, even if they love each other very much. So practically, I SAY NO TO RH BILL.
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...The Reproductive Health bills, popularly known as the RH Bill, are Philippine bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. The bills have become the center of a contentious national debate. There are presently two bills with the same goals: House Bill No. 4244 or An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and For Other Purposes introduced by Albay 1st district Representative Edcel Lagman, and Senate Bill No. 2378 or An Act Providing For a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population and Development introduced by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, there is great debate on its key proposal that the Filipino taxpayer and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as birth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers. Private companies and the public and private elementary and secondary school system will be required to participate in this information and product dissemination as a way of controlling the population of the Philippines. The bill is highly divisive, with experts, academics, religious institutions, and major political figures both supporting and opposing it, often criticizing the government and......
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...response. Overpopulation has been one of the reasons why Philippines has been on twelfth of the most populated countries in the world and maybe even why our country tops the list of the poorest countries in the world. In response to it, some members of the government last July of the year 2010 proposed House Bill No. 96 otherwise known as the Reproductive Health Bill. What are the contents of this bill that it has been the source of debates until today? Why does the church and some activists earnestly disagree with it if will help lessen the growing population of the country? What is the Reproductive Health Bill or RH Bill? The RH Bill is a bill that allows the usage of mechanical and chemical barriers such as pills, condoms and IUDs (intrauterine devices). Moreover, this bill strictly states that sex education should be taught to students starting from the third grade. Thus, it requires and allows every doctor to give barriers and perform medical processes. Any doctor who will refuse to do such acts will be charged fifty thousand pesos. In accordance to the Family Planning Survey in 2006, 2.6 million Filipinas would like to plan their families but they lack information and access to do so. 44% of the pregnancies in the poorest quintile are unwanted and some of the poorest Filipinas are still having an average of six children. These have been some of the reasons noted by Congressman Edcel C. Lagman for proposing such a bill. But is it not that the policy makers should......
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...10/23/2011 ARGUMENTS IN RH BILL The Reproductive health bill or RH bill is a comprehensive law in the Philippines that promotes birth control and maternal the bill has been introduced as early as the year 2000 by Albany Representative Excel Lagan but the bill has not been implemented nor approved in the congress and in the senate. The bill is designed to control the population in the country by promoting family planning methods and contraceptives using condoms, pills and other devices that will be distributed to the public they will also disseminate information in various communities and municipalities. There are thousands of people opposing such bill including then on, the academe, some political people and the church are against the bill. Through this concept there are various arguments that arises the contra has been debating for years and they are arguing about its effect. As of this year of 2011 the implementation of such law has not been allowed, the final debate and the implementation or abolition of the law is expected to be reviewed within the year of and hopefully it will be finalized by 2012 to make the necessary resolution if such law is worthy to be included in the Philippines. It is true that most Filipinos are in favor of family, there are bills that also promote such family planning method like Senate bill 2378 by Miriam Defense Santiago and it is almost the same system, but there are differences in RH bill and these differences creates so much......
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...Rh Bill TOPIC: National Technology Policy Initiatives MAIN ISSUE STATEMENT: Are you in favour of the legalization of Reproductive Health bill in the Philippines? The Reproductive Health Bill, known as the RH Bill, are Philippine bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. The bills have become the center of a contentious national debate. There are presently two bills with the same goals: House Bill No. 4244 or An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and For Other Purposes introduced by Albay 1st district Representative Edcel Lagman, and Senate Bill No. 2378 or An Act Providing For a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population and Development introduced by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. THESIS OR CONVICTION: Yes, COUNTER ARGUMENT: No, because SUPPORTING ARGUMENTS 1. No, because Philip Nitschke, MD, Director and Founder of Exit International, commented in his June 5, 2009 interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez titled "Euthanasia Sets Sail" that appeared in the National Review Online: "Over time the Hippocratic Oath has been modified on a number of occasions as some of its tenets became less and less acceptable. References to women not studying medicine and doctors not breaking the skin have been deleted. The much-quoted reference to 'do no harm' is also in need of explanation.......
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...A GUIDE TO ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL This matrix has been prepared by a group of Catholics who feel that a systematic comparison of the arguments for and against the reproductive health (RH) bill may still serve some purpose at this juncture. It may help to bring the debate from the emotional temper which has characterized it thus far, to a more rational temper in which both sides attempt to comprehend each other’s perspectives. It is hoped that this presentation will allow each side to view the other’s argumentation as the legitimate offering of reasons in good faith which ought to characterize a democratic process of deliberation. Such a process must be valued equally by all who are committed to living together in a democracy, be they Catholic or non-Catholic, pro- or anti-contraception. Questions in the final column are provided to aid further reflection, with a view to clarifying positions and, perhaps, to building compromises that are morally and politically acceptable to both sides. Eleanor R. Dionisio ISSUE ANTI-RH BILL PRO-RH BILL QUESTIONS I. LEGISLATION OF AN RH-BILL Necessity of RH Bill 1. Overpopulation 1. Overpopulation is not the problem. The problems are government corruption and the unequal distribution of wealth and resources. 1. Managing population growth is not the sole solution to poverty but is part of the solution. Are overpopulation and graft and corruption mutually exclusive issues? Or ought they to be......
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...The Catholic Church has emphasized that the rejection of the RH bill is not about a Roman Catholic verdict but a reflection of the “fundamental ideals and aspirations of the Filipino people” (Sison 2011). The Church’s position is anchored on her disagreement with the proposal's anti-life stance and problematic attitudes towards issues that affect religious expression. Christianity insists that artificial birth control methods are offensive to life because these tend to suppress the formation of life, particularly in the womb of the mother. In traditional Catholic positions, devices or means that directly hinder the development of life is offensive to life—hence, immoral. In reproductive health language, abortion cases reflect “unmet needs for contraception” which, if used, could have prevented unwanted pregnancies. While the RH framework identifies contraception as a necessary solution in the equation, the Church finds it problematic. It is in this perspective that the fundamental proposals in the bill are deemed immoral. The Church has gathered its forces to show its resistance to the proposal. The resistance has reverberated in many local churches in different parts of the archipelago. The local resistance offered by the Roman Catholic Church is now shared by the evangelical churches, and Islamic believers. These church communities in the country have used every means possible to disarm the threat provided by this proposal. In response to this...
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...RH Bill Introduction The Philippines is having a large population and this results to poverty, so the Government of the Philippines decided to pass the Reproductive Health Bill or also known as RH BILL. The RH BILL is aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on maternal care and birth control. Since RH BILL is heard here in the Philippines, many thoughts have entered people’s mind, what is it for? Obviously it is for population control. The Bill focuses principally on the social welfare of the people. More importantly, through this, population will be controlled. Population is admittedly one of the many causes of our poverty since the government had difficulty in addressing the needs of its people. RH Bill assures the availability and access to a full range of methods, techniques, supplies and services that contribute to reproductive and sexual health and well-being. With these, our number will become manageable and eventually, our country will be in progress. We can prevent abortion and post abortion complications will be managed. We can free ourselves from sexually transmitted diseases and more importantly the education and counseling on sexuality and sexual reproductive health will be disseminated by the different government agencies. But some other people is still against in this bill, especially the Catholic Church. They believe that the issue in over-population was the first reason why RH BILL was made is nothing else but a LIE. They believe......
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...What is RH Bill is all about? The Reproductive Health bills, or popularly known as RH bill, are Philippine Bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. It is a way of helping people to be more advance, well prepared, and to widen up each and There is this top agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health care, there is great debate on its proposal that we taxpayer and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as birth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, and as the government continue campaigning to broadcast a good informations and effect on its use through health care centers nationwide. Everyone has been talking about this RH bills, for some agreed and some don’t. I could say that in some part of each individuals, RH bills may help and it may brings into some point also that it may trigger to do such thing that will ruin someone’s life. But as the saying goes that every ‘lil thing that is too much is not good. So, it depends on how we’re going to take it and treat it as long as we are only motivated to do good and focus only to what could bring us a healthy and happy life then I think it will help. An Introduction to The Reproductive Health Bill Poverty and overpopulation are two of the biggest national concern in the Philippines have right now. Many solutions have been made to alleviate these problems but none of them seem to work. One of...
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Reflection on Rh Bill (Philippines)
...Reproductive Health Bill became one of the crucial, sensitive and serious issues in our country. In fact it made a divisive chapter in our history where many individuals had an intense debate that led to partition. The President Aquino Administration pellucidly showed its persistent support to the said bill while other religious groups, particularly the Catholic Church, strongly opposed it. The Catholic Church is against the passage of the RH law which promotes both natural and artificial family planning methods. The Church only supports natural family planning. Filipino people had different feelings, reactions and point of view about this controversial matter. The government espouses this law because its main aims are to protect the health and lives of mothers, to save babies, to respond to the majority who want smaller families, to promote equity for poor families, to prevent induced abortions, to support and deploy more public midwives, nurses and doctors, to guarantee funding for and equal access to health facilities, to give accurate and positive sexuality education to young people, to reduce cancer deaths, and to save money that can be used for even more social funding. These are only few among the several advantages that people could obtain if this law will be implemented. Overall, it seeks to provide improved public access to natural and artificial family planning options, better maternal care, and youth education. Government sees it as one of the effective......
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...The first time I heard about RH bill, I totally ignore it thinking that it is not relevant for a young student like me. But recently because of the many debates on television and news about the RH Bill I realize that it is involve me and all the Filipinos even those who are not born yet. I am Pro RH bill thought I have limited knowledge about it because I think that it’s about time that we do something about the exploding population in the Philippines because I believe that it is one of the main reason why many Filipinos suffers from poverty. I think that controlling our population will help to ease poverty in our country. I always see parents who have many children and sometime they can’t fully support their family’s needs especially on foods and education. Because of that there are so many children and adults that are malnourished and some don’t have proper shelter so they live on streets and under bridges. there are also many students drops out in school and join gangs and do illegal activities like taking drugs and do petty crimes, some drops out because there parents cant support their education so they married early and make the mistake there parents did. Some of these parents abandon their children or give them away to their relatives because they can’t raise them anymore but they continue on having more children because they don’t know anything about family planning. So I believe that the government should teach them family planning even using artificial method even......
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...born every day, the Philippines is the 12th most populous country in the world. The country which has the approximate size of the state of Arizona at 116,000 square miles, has an estimated present population of 94 million and could possibly be at 154,000,000 in the year 2050 if the current annual population growth is maintained at about 2.0%. The Reproductive Health bill, or popularly known as RH bill, is Philippine Bill aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. It is a way of helping people to be more advance, well prepared, and to widen up each and every individuals mind setting about our society nowadays. The bill mandates the government to “promote, without bias, all effective natural and modern methods of family planning that are medically safe and legal”. Although abortion is recognized as illegal and punishable by law, the bill states that “the government shall ensure that all women needing care for post-abortion complications shall be treated and counseled in a humane, non-judgmental and compassionate manner”. The bill calls for a “multi-dimensional approach” integrates a component of family planning and responsible parenthood into all government anti-poverty programs. Age-appropriate reproductive health and sexuality education is required from grade five to fourth year high school using “life-skills and other approaches”. The new law passed after acrimonious debates in the Philippine Congress and the......
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...The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354), informally known as the Reproductive Health Law or RH Law, is a law in the Philippines, which guarantees universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, there is great debate on its mandate that the Philippine government and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as condoms, birth control pills, and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers. Passage of the legislation was controversial and highly divisive, with experts, academics, religious institutions, and major political figures declaring their support or opposition while it was pending in the legislature. Heated debates and rallies both supporting and opposing the RH Bill took place nationwide. The Supreme Court delayed implementation of the law in March 2013 in response to challenges. On April 8, 2014, the Court ruled that the law was "not unconstitutional" but struck down eight provisions partially or in full.[ Criticism Opponents of the bill argue that: People's freedom to access contraceptives is not restricted by any opposing law, being available in family planning NGOs, stores, etc. The country is not a welfare state: taxpayer's money should not be......
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...The Reproductive Health bills, popularly known as the RH bill, are Philippine bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. The bills have become the center of a contentious national debate. There are presently two bills with the same goals: House Bill No. 4244 or An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and For Other Purposes introduced by Albay 1st district Representative Edcel Lagman, and Senate Bill No. 2378 or An Act Providing For a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population and Development introduced by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, there is great debate on its key proposal that the Filipino taxpayer and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as birth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers. Private companies and the public and private elementary and secondary school system will be required to participate in this information and product dissemination as a way of controlling the fast growing population of the Philippines. The bill is highly divisive, with experts, academics, religious institutions, and major political figures both supporting and opposing it, often criticizing the......
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...RH BILL IN THE PHILIPPINES : AGREE OR DISAGREE? By RONALD ALLEN B. CASEÑAS JOSEFINA T. PERLADO Study and Thinking Skills in English TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................................................1 What is RH Bill? ...................................................................................................................... 2 RH Bill Surveys..............................................................................................................................3 PROS of the bill......................................................................................................................4 CONS of the bill.........................................................................................................................5 Conclusion ............................................................................................................................6 Sources and References …………………………………………………………………………..7 INTRODUCTION In has been a national debate in the Philippines whether or not the government should approve the RH bill which aims to ensure a universal access to all the methods and facts about birth control as well as maternal awareness. Aside from this bill that Senator Meriam Defensor Santiago have made there is another bill that shares the same goal and was proposed by Albay’s 1st district Representative Edcel Lagman which......
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...Reproductive Health Bill has two goals: to promote responsible parenthood through the use of birth control methods, and to assure widespread access to medically-safe, legal, and quality reproductive health care and relevant information. It stands upon the assumption that many Filipino women die of childbirth and abortion every day, and that the ballooning population of the country is in fact, contributing to the worsening poverty that millions of Filipino families are experiencing. Bernardo M. Villegas, Opinion writer for the Manila Bulletin, wrote on May 14, 2010 on his article “RH Bill a dead issue” that a large population is indeed an asset. He illustrated the situation of Thailand, which, despite birth control methods, is in high risk of “growing old than becoming rich”, since its “aging population is now growing faster than its labor force”. Villegas also emphasized the fact that the “aggressive distribution of condoms” in the said country made it the worst victim of HIV-AIDS in East Asia. And as for the RH Bill’s goal to ‘protect pregnant women against abortion and death’, Mercedes B. Suleik, Business writer for the Manila Bulletin, disagrees. On her aptly titled article “RH Bill is unnecessary” on May 11, 2011, she writes that we already have the Magna Carta of Women in effect, which includes all the benefits for women that the RH Bill offers. In an earlier article on March 24, 2011 titled “What the RH Bill is not”, Suleik strongly writes that the RH Bill is “in fact a......
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