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We may say that many of the Filipinos wants to go abroad to earn dollars and live in the U.S, but they are not following the culture of the Americans or the Europeans. We love our culture our way of valuing Life, Sex ,Family, Religion, etc. The Bill is like making the Philippines like the western countries a country with liberated people, a country that devorce and abortion is legal. Filipinos never dreamt to have a culture like that, the bill is the stepping stone of bringing a western culture in the Philippines. The bill seeks to impose a hedonistic sex-oriented lifestyle that aims to reduce the conjugal act to a mere exchange of physical sensations between two individuals and marriage to a purely contraceptive partnership. Not only is it hedonistic, it is above all eugenicist. It seeks to eliminate the poor and the ´socially unfit.µ While it neither mandates a two-child family nor legalizes abortion, it prepares the ground for both. That paragraph explains something scary for the future Filipinos. The church people are making ways to stop this Bill, Filipinos should not be naived because this Bill is a serious treat to your culture, family and Faith to God! There are four bills pertaining to reproductive health and/or population management that have been filed for deliberation in both the House of Representatives and the Senate for the 14th Congress. These are House Bill No. 17 authored by Rep. Edcel Lagman, House Bill No. 812 authored by Rep. Janette Garin, Senate Bill No. 40 authored by Sen. Rodolfo Biazon and Senate Bill No. 43 authored by Sen. Panfilo Lacson.
There appears to be three major points of view from which to approach the controversial reproductive health bill now pending with the House of Representatives for plenary deliberations, namely: legal, moral, and scientific. This is so since, the proposed legislative measure once enacted into law will affect society writ large. In short, there are many stakeholders by differing institutional concerns. It then becomes difficult to erect a tripod to hold the issue that has carried so much weight.
Thirty-six countries are more densely populated. TFR. 63 from vascular diseases. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. Its enactment into law will only deepen the already frightening ignorance about the real issues. but also an express constitutional mandate. there are certain activities of man as man where the individual is completely autonomous from the State. Why are our lawmakers not demanding free medicines and services for all those afflicted?Indeed. Flawed premise Our population growth rate (National Statistics Office) is 2. it necessarily binds itself not to do anything to prevent even one married woman from conceiving. Section 12 of the Constitution says: The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. Why do our lawmakers insist on stuffing our women with contraceptives and abortifacients instead?In 2005. total fertility rate (TFR) is 3. or dangerous to women s health ? Why do they want them classified as essential medicines instead? 3. when the State binds itself to equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception.Our population density is 277 per square km. Unnecessary Women who say they should be free to contracept (regardless of what the moral law or science says) are not being prevented from doing so. maternal death could be brought down to zero just by providing adequate basic and emergency obstetrics-care facilities and skilled medical services to women. 51 from cancer. It is an ideological attack on human life. which is not a disease.400. the family. the many always poorer? Not at all. The natural and primary right and duty of parents in the rearing of the youth for civic efficiency and the development of moral character shall receive the support of the Government.) The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. At least 80 women die every day from heart diseases. the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization concluded that oral contraceptives cause breast. It should be rejected. 1. Are the few then always richer. b. yet their GDP per capita is also much higher. yet their per capita is also much lower.Reproductive health bill THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH bill in the House of Representatives is being presented as a health bill and an antipoverty bill at the same time. 45 from pneumonia. Unconstitutional a. Fifty other countries have a much lower density. write or speak. Now. because of a vibrant and dynamic population. Cagayan and Sorsogon City have shown this. it is unnecessary. 16 from lower chronic respiratory diseases. Our long-term future is bright.The State s duty is to protect women from real diseases. as witness the 50-percent contraceptive prevalence rate.04 percent. It is neither. The use of sanctity makes State obedience to God s laws not only a solemn teaching of the Church. 23 from tuberculosis. oppressive of religious belief and destructive of public morals and family values. 3.728 percent. Shouldn t our lawmakers demand that contraceptives be banned or at least labeled as cancer-causing. and our social and cultural values. 4.02. Truth is. It is not what its authors say it is. It is a free market. 1.00. The CIA World Factbook has lower figures -. This means a Filipino has more productive years ahead of him than his counterpart in the rich countries where the graying and dying population is no longer being replaced because of negative birth rates.) Article II.The bill rests on a flawed premise. 22 from diabetes. taxpayers have no duty to provide the contraceptives to try and cure pregnancy. GDP per capita (PPP) is $3. 2.Our median age is 23 years. The local officials of Gattaran. liver and cervical cancer. In 139 other countries it is as high as 45.5 years (Monaco). A state-funded contraceptive program is an abomination. But as we are not a welfare state. it may not enter the bedroom and tell married couples how or when to practice marital love. Yet the bill seems to assume we are a centrally planned economy or a totalitarian State.growth rate. Oppressive of religious belief . unconstitutional.Just as the State may not tell a politician or a journalist how or when to think. it is everything they say it is not. which controls the private lives of its citizens.
titled Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for US Security and Overseas Interests. it is above all eugenicist. 5. promoting family and educating the youth for safe sex ( starting from Grade 5 . launched the two-child family as a global population policy to be achieved by 2000. Religious groups and organizations opposed this bill. and our social and cultural values. then you may be affected a lot to that reproductive health bill. Francisco S."The religious sectors are not only the ones opposing the bill but some intellectuals who viewed the bill as an attack to the Filipino morals. AIDS(HIV) prevention. Is there a worse despotism? Would the same people do the same thing to the followers of Islam or some politically active religious pressure group?The pro-RH lobby claims surveys have shown that most Catholic women want to use contraception. with all of these for 3 main goals ---. Destructive of public morals The bill seeks to impose a hedonistic sex-oriented lifestyle that aims to reduce the conjugal act to a mere exchange of physical sensations between two individuals and marriage to a purely contraceptive partnership. Its enactment into law will only deepen the already frightening ignorance about the real issues. as the solutions for poverty. oppressive of religious belief and destructive of public morals and family values. Contraception is wrong not because the Church has banned it. birth spacing and responsible parenthood in conformity with internationally recognized human rights standards.In 1974. y To guarantee universal access to medically-safe. The Bill as most intellectuals would say is designed to protect the rights of the women. The author of the Bill stated the following objectives: To uphold and promote respect for life. informed choice. the family.Here is a very strong opposing statement to the Bill by one of the top politicians in the country. now let us talk! If you are a kind person who consider religion and morality as just few "things" that colors the life. The truth is never the result of surveys. Tatad -"THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH bill in the House of Representatives is being presented as a health bill and an antipoverty bill at the same time. said that document. This is really a very serious issue and could really change the life of every Filipino. Issue pertaining to Reproductive Health Bill.Not only is it hedonistic. Many Filipinos are very naive about this and most probably has no idea of what possible effects that could destroy our true Filipino morality with the concern of reproduction and sex. regardless of what the Church says about it. I may say a great cover up. But you may ask what is in the Bill that you may think is immoral? Well if you are done reading it. It seeks to eliminate the poor and the socially unfit.The bill rests on a flawed premise. The Negative impact of Reproductive Health Bill The Philippines is facing again a very serious issue that affects moral values and its culture. No amount of surveys can change that. but for those whose minds were twisted by only on politics and business. But if you are a person who valued God's given system for life and its proper way to obtain a wonderful life now and in the future. legal and quality reproductive health care services and relevant information even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children. they thought that to reduce poverty is through population control. But no country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion. It thus really sound good. the US National Security Study Memorandum 200. the Church has banned it because it is wrong. population control. and so with the few conservative Filipinos. unconstitutional. It is a desperate attempt to show that right or wrong can now be reduced to what you like or dislike. it is everything they say it is not. It is not what its authors say it is. it is unnecessary.. While it neither mandates a two-child family nor legalizes abortion.10 to 11 year old kids) and be responsible in life. y Now lets go to the Negative impact of this Bill! . It should be rejected. it prepares the ground for both. medical people in the maternity duty. It seeks to establish a program which Catholic taxpayers will fund in order to attack a doctrine of their faith. It is an ideological attack on human life. It is neither. Believing that the country's resources can now be segregated evenly to the country's population.Anti-poverty.The bill seeks to tell the Catholic majority not to listen to the Church and to listen to anti-Catholic politicians instead. Later in our discussion we will talk about the future effects of this bill. then for sure you did not value it much and you may be one of those western type of people that think science and commerce and technology and etc.
but we humans have the freedom to choose whether to or not to follow this immoral acts. believing condoms would protect them. with what we must believe. we all want the natural way. it will be rear to find a virgin and concervative girl to become your wife.. their HIV cases increasing and so with other countries.Animals have the total freedom for they can do anything which pleases them. From our birth up to the last breathe of our life. If the Bill will be approved then we are permitting the people of the program to tell our young kids about condoms. 6. this society is paralyzing our freedom to think of what we think so right or good for us. We are afraid of what others might think. we are not the devils. then why they dont have COMMERCIALS of using their condoms with an AIDS VICTIM). In layman's term. But with this bill it probably could change our faith. The society is dictation us .1. 5. Prostitution will increase! 8. thus it affects our culture and our way of showing respect to the women. If the Bill will be approved. approving this bill affects the right of the parents in teaching their young ones about morality. In Thailand. 10. We are concerned of the solid foundation of our so called morality. Even they are not that ready for it. pills and ways to prevent pregnancy. when you educate people about it and with condoms. If our country will become less concervative because of the Bill. but we are being liberated but still with limitations. Because their minds are now tainted with sex education. 2. Morals may gives us limitations but this limitations helps us in having the right decisions.They will try it and want it so badly. 4. Filipinos are concervative in nature. but they're educated about sex and believing that sex is no holy and be respected anymore. The bill sounds good. And because they are thought how to use condoms. then curiousity would force them to sex. If the Bill will be approved. Like in America and in Europe that there is no such girl who is 18 and still a virgin. For me. Don't be a kill joy. Probably raped cases would increase. but in my own personal opinion this so called morality has blinded our objectiveness when we talk about 'sex' or any other things related to it. God's way. 7. the respect of having sex to the right girl or the right guy for the right time would be abolished. but consider it as a wonderful part of the body. when they started to have a bill regarding sex education and birth control.. you cannot expect that your daughter will be still a virgin at the age of 15. 9. If the Bill will be approved.. HIV cases would increase! There is no such thing in this world as Safe condoms ( they might advertise it as safe. We are the ones making our future.. Filipinos by nature is a solid christian and a believer to Gods way of giving new life. Let¶s not forget that this morals differentiates us from animals. If the Bill will be approved. Why? Sex is Holy and be respected.. Sex should be discussed by home by the parents not through government programs. Give us our freedom. If the Bill will be approved then we are opening the minds of our children that sex is something to try. 3.
Noralyn Flores .Reproductive Health Bill Ipinasa ni: Richmon Versoza Ipinasa kay: Mrs.
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