WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN RE: RH LAW

There are two rights that an individual, whether a man or a woman, is due to possess. They are
the inherent rights and the prescribed rights. To differentiate the two, inherent rights are those rights
that individuals have since they were born in a particular country while the prescribed rights are those
rights guaranteed to an individual by established statute that a society may have. One of the most basic
human rights that can claim as being both inherent and prescribed is one’s right to good health. Thus,
the right to health encompasses medical care as its most basic constituent. Also, with the right to health
is the right to be well in terms of health and this is made complicated among women as they have their
special needs. Nevertheless, women play an important role in any civilized society considering the
proven contributions that they can do for their communities. To this, it is only right for any government
to take care of them especially when it pertains to their health and their well-being. The government of
the Republic of the Philippine through the Senate and the House of Representatives took a bold step
when it passed the Reproductive Health Law despite oppositions from concerned sectors. The legislators
then deemed that the law was necessary to guarantee the health of the women through focusing on
their reproductive system.

The main objective of the Philippine Reproductive Health (RH) or the Responsible Parenthood
and Reproductive Health Act is to promote and protect the right of women to health and healthy
lifestyle. This may be confusing as the law is known to promote the use of contraceptives and abortion,
which at that time became the most contested issue against the enactment and implementation of the
Reproductive Health Bill as a law. However, on the medical perspective, the purpose of the bill can make
sense as it warrants the reproductive well-being of any Filipina. This is because medical studies found
out that any women who bear a child in excessive number or without proper gap or spacing can cause
abnormalities to the child and anomalies on the reproductive system of a woman. This is the main
reason why the state promotes the use of contraceptives and perhaps abortion in extreme necessity just
to protect the health of Filipinas. Another provision in the law that can promote the right of Filipina to
health is their access to cost-efficient and affordable health remedies particularly if it pertains to their
reproductive health. This provision can be an important thing in the promotion of women’s rights
especially if the kind of medical care in the Philippines will be considered. Thus, it can be considered that
medical care in the Philippines is very much focused on the health of the children and of the old people.
This is why we have the Infant Screening Law and the Senior Citizens Act. Thus, it makes the Responsible

Thus.A. 9262). which is enacted by the Philippine legislature to enshrine the protection that the government is due to provide for women and children. The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of the Republic of the Philippines dictates that the government should integrate policies and procedures aimed at protecting the rights of the women. Part of the human rights of every person whether a man or a woman is for an individual to live peacefully and unharmed. This is in consideration with the reality that women are an important part of the Philippine society. the Philippine society is still far from what it dreams of for its women. WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN RE: RA 9262 The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Women promotes the principle that men and women are equal in everything.Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act an important piece of law as it guarantees the health and wellbeing of the Filipinas." (R. In the Philippines. The enactment of the said legislature is also in consonance with the Universal of Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN) and other treatises and international conventions to which the Republic of the Philippine is a party. It is also a principle adhered with by any civilized society that women should be regarded with respect no matter who and what they are in a particular society no matter what her career or what prejudice a woman may have. is regarded as the basic unit of the family. Thus. due respect is given to women from their ladyhood or in times when they grow into mature ladies up to time when they get married. This is because of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004. Maybe that is true in the 80s and the 90s. the Philippine society even branded mothers as the “Ilaw ng Tahanan. the law also seeks to protect the family.” But in the real sense of words and considering the number of crimes involving women as well as children. The piece of legislation has everything necessary for women as well as children to live normally and living in such state would . it is a generally acceptable principle that violence and all kinds of atrocities towards a human being is in itself a violation of his or her human rights. which under the 1987 Philippine Constitution. the formulation and the implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act can be considered as an important step for the Philippines to attain its MDG. This is precisely the principle behind the enactment of RA9262 and in so doing. As a form of respect.

As such. Nevertheless. This should be treated as the move of the government towards protecting the women against gender discrimination considering that majority of the policemen are male. the government of the Republic of the Philippines seeks to improve the quality of life of everyone living under its sovereignty and under its one flag. The enactment of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 or RA 9262 is an evidence that the state aims nothing but for the undoubted welfare of the women as well as the children. From the mechanics by which a case can be filed by women against their assailants. . The law also provides a special mode of handling cases and situation involving women as well as children and in processing their complaints through the establishment of the Women’s Desk in any police precinct. all is provided for in RA9262. The Philippines is always and will always be a modern society. Republic Act 9262 or the AntiViolence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 assure that women as well as children alike would have equal rights and opportunities similar to that of the male particularly concerning violence and any other form of atrocities.always mean for them to live peacefully and unharmed.