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The Reproductive Health Bill, is popularly known as the RH Bill, a Philippine bill that aims to guarantee methods and

information for universal access on birth control and maternal care. It has become the center of a contentious national debate. At some point I dont agree with the bill, it does inform the public regarding the pros and cons of unguarded sex but it also deprives the minds of the students with their innocence. It stirs the students curiosity that pushes them to venture out in unguided sex. For example a 9-12 year old kid, playing outside with his friends or watching cartoons will divert due to his maturity level in unguided sex because of advance knowledge in sex education. It will make school age children engage in unguided sex. Parents should prioritize their children. They should guide them accordingly in their age and must keep an open relationship between both parents and child. On the other hand, though I am not in favor of the bill, it serves as a good purpose on married couples because it contributes more knowledge on distribution of family planning supplies for the whole country such as condoms, oral and implanted contraceptives. We all know that married couple has sexual needs and in that if they want a responsible intercourse, contraceptives and natural methods are the only barriers that will insure them in appropriate family planning. Example is by the use of condom and the calendar method. The proponents of RH bill should consider the consequences of the said bill. They must perform further researches so that they are sure that it will help the youth and not to destroy them.

Reaction paper on RH Bill by Justine Mae Catbagan

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 its 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 cant fully support their familys needs especially on foods and education. Because of that there are so many children and adults that are malnourished and some dont 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 cant raise them anymore but they continue on having more children because they dont know anything about family planning. So I believe that the government should teach them family planning even using artificial method even many religious churches disagree on it. It is also important to educate the youth like me on the reproductive health because there are so many young girl I know that getting pregnant and some of them think that abortion is the solution of their problem, not knowing the danger it will do to them and may lead to their death. There are also many of our youth engage on premarital sex and prostitution because they are not been teaches about sex education properly. I also notice that there are now so many young single mothers who dont know anything about motherhood and they are not ready to be a mother so they let other people especially relatives to take care of their child. I also see on T.V that Getting pregnant so young is dangerous for their body and might lead to the death of the mother or child or both. So I agree that student in high school and college should have sex education so they will have a proper venue to ask question when they about become curious and not from other people that may might teach them wrongfully. Teaching

student about reproductive health issue will help them understand the danger and be responsible of their act. But there are some issues about RH bill that I dont agree. Many anti RH bill believe that it may lead to the legalization of abortion which Im totally against. Because I believe that life begins in the mother wombs so killing a fetus is a grave sin. Only gods who created our life have the right to take it away.