The bill intends to provide universal access through government funding, complementing thus private sector initiatives for family planning services, such as those offered by the International Planned Parenthood Federation IPPF which supports the Family Planning Organizations of the Philippines and the 97 organizations of the Philippine NGO Council.
Emerciana de Jesus and Luzviminda Ilagan wanted to Rh bill stand three provisions which state that "gender equality and women empowerment are central elements of reproductive health and population and development", which integrate responsible parenthood and family planning programs into anti-poverty initiatives, and which name the Population Commission as a coordinating body.
In truth, contraceptives provide a false sense of security that takes away the inhibition to sexual activity. Does an infant have the capability to believe? When Atienza was Manila mayor, he banned the distribution of contraceptives in government clinics and hospitals.
They all take their own stands and are arguing almost every day that it became a media circus. My concern is more on the economic condition of my country.
It will promote responsible parenthood Erwin Espinoza, Pangasinan: These differences should be respected. Leaders of both sides, including Rep. The editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirermoreover, stated that Catholic teaching is "only" a religious teaching and should not be imposed with intolerance on a secular state.
We were also able to eat more than three times a day. Nature will reduce the population C. With the contextual interpretation of Genesis 1: We are battling today against the RH Law that promises the bounty of worldly life, the selfish bodily satisfaction and to the delightful heights of personal freedom, but is a sure road to the meltdown of our morality and of the righteous and noble picture of sexual intimacy and the holiness of the body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit and an inseparable aspect of our personhood.
It is beneficial because through this, the problem of our ballooning population might be solved. Simply stated the RH Bill does not respect moral sense that is central to Filipino cultures.
Therefore a risk of having a baby is inevitable. Why am I a pro? Rowena Remiendo, Makati City: This is one of the reasons why it is said to be a controversial issue. Draw us ever closer to you, in prayer and penance.
That is why prior to the RH Bill, there must be proper discipline and education. Your question for the day is not among my list of priorities.
The RH Bill is concerned about managing the population explosion. When there are too many of us, nature will reduce the population without any need for planning through war, pestilence, and calamities.
Not only has the media influenced me, but also my parents who have been very focused on this issue.
Advocates also assert that the RH Bill empowers women with ownership of their own bodies. From such incidents, we may conclude that it happened because they lacked guidance of adults around them. Because of this, I and a number of my colleagues have offered ways of improving it and specifying areas that can be the subject of intelligent discussion.
I was also a member of campus ministry where we acted as a choir for our school church and got the chance to visit some seminaries and other religious communities. As religious leaders we must proclaim this truth fearlessly in season and out of season.
The TFR for women with college education is 2. It seems a three-century habit is hard to lose: In the societal and cultural aspects, there are those who still believe in the conventional family living and relationship practices but are now taking into consideration the use of neoteric practices.
According to him, this bill is violating the rights of the people to have many children if they still want to have more. It is the product of the spirit of this world, a secularist, materialistic spirit that considers morality as a set of teachings from which one can choose, according to the spirit of the age.
Sometimes, choosing a certain option ends you up in getting an unsatisfactory answer. These preventable deaths could have been avoided if more Filipino women have access to reproductive health information and healthcare".
The two party-list representatives strongly state that poverty is not due to over-population but because of inequality and corruption. We know that sin has blinded us.
World organizations estimate that in our country more than P billion pesos are lost yearly to corruption.
As faith dictates, I have to say that I am against contraceptives. She reported that every day, "there are 11 women dying while giving birth in the Philippines.The latest example is its implacable opposition to a Reproductive Health (RH) bill that the administration of President Benigno Aquino is trying to enact into law.
The bill aims to provide free information and health care services to Filipinos to enable them to plan their families to the size they want. What then should we do? We congratulate the one hundred four () congressmen and women who voted NO to the RH Bill.
You have voted courageously, despite all pressures, to stand. Declaring that “contraception is corruption” and the RH bill “anti-life”, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has ordered priests throughout the nation to constantly inveigh against the reform.
Dennis Acop, Benguet: My stand concerning the RH Bill is the same as that of the Catholic Church. That is: Family planning, including the protection of the reproductive health of fathers, mothers, and offspring, is alright so long as it is pursued without violating the natural law.
This is an archive for open letters and declarations, illustrations, treatises, opinion pieces, interviews and videos that support the orthodox Catholic position on the so-called "Reproductive Health Law" passed by the Philippine Legislature and signed into law in December A Stand Against the RH Bill * Jesse Chris Basco Our country, the Philippines is an archipelago with 7, islands.
When you look at the world map we seem to just occupy a small space, but it is home to over 90 million Filipinos, so yes we are an overpopulated nation.Download