The Reproductive Health bill, popularly known as the RH bill, is a Philippine bill aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. The bill has 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 the Reproductive Health Act introduced by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.I really don't know why the Roman Catholic Church and some people OPPOSE RH BILL. They say RH BILL is ANTI-LIFE because it PREVENTS A WOMAN TO GET PREGNANT, or the prevention of meeting the sperm and egg cell to create a life or a baby. With the use of artificial methods of family planning like condoms, IUD and such they say it's IMMORAL.
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 controversial, with experts, academics, religious institutions, and major political figures both supporting and opposing it, often criticizing the government and each other in the process. The issue is so divisive that at one point, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines threatened to excommunicate the President, Benigno Aquino III if he supported the bill.
Natural family planning (NFP) is a term referring to the family planning methods approved by the Roman Catholic Church. In accordance with the Church's requirements for sexual behavior in keeping with its philosophy of the dignity of the human person, NFP excludes the use of other methods of birth control.My mind is a mess what the Roman Catholic Church is fighting for? Is PRO and ANTI-RH BILL a fight between Artificial and Natural Family Planning? The church says they are PRO-LIFE but the methods of natural family planning also PREVENT the meeting of sperm and egg cell to create a LIFE if they chose not to.
Periodic abstinence and the natural infertility caused by breastfeeding are the only methods deemed moral by the Church for avoiding pregnancy. When used to avoid pregnancy, NFP limits sexual intercourse to naturally infertile periods: portions of the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, or after menopause. Various methods may be used to identify whether a woman is likely to be fertile; this information may be used in attempts to either avoid or achieve pregnancy.
The church already approved the NATURAL WAY OF PREVENTING LIFE when they are PRO-LIFE. Huh? What? I'm having trouble while writing this.
They say ABSTINENCE is the answer. Yes, I agree with you because it is the best of all in order not to get pregnant. I will totally agree with you if you only say the reason you are ANTI-RH BILL is because of ABSTINENCE. To abstain is to no sex, no babies, and no pleasure. No if's and but's. Please don't confuse ANTI-RH BILL with Natural Family Planning because it will just contradict that you are PRO-LIFE. Again and again, natural family planning is a method of preventing life without the use of artificial contraceptives.
I believe that RH Bill goes for Natural and Artificial Family Planning. It is to educate people especially us women and girls. We have the option to choose for Natural or Artificial Family Planning. I am PRO-RH BILL but when the time I got married I'll go for Natural Family Planning and you can have a nice talk with your husband about ABSTINENCE.
RH BILL is a SELF-DEFENSE to us girls and women. Admit it or not boys are more educated than us girls in terms of sex. Boys are more curious than girls about sex. Girls are totally innocent about sex during puberty stage.
This is my comment about why I go for RH BILL
waaah! I was in Grade 2 that learned about the ANATOMY OF MALE AND FEMALE'S REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN. the teacher explained to us when menstruation occurs to girls, they have the capability to get pregnant. Of course with an advice that we girls should take care of our body in order not to get pregnant in an early age as low as 11. There are healthy girls got their menstruation as early as grade 3 (same case with my younger sister coz i've got my mens during grade 6). The teacher explained to us in a conservative manner. I forgot if she introduced us about condoms, IUD and other artificial contraceptions, i think it was all ILLUSTRATIONS, not the real thing. If children are exposed to the illustrations, I am sure they can't buy CONDOMS, IUD so easily on a PHARMACY or CLINICS. Only people with the appropriate age can avail those contraceptions. What she told us girls is to take care of our body while we are young.For those who are ANTI-RH BILL, please clarify what you really are fighting for?
for 4th-6th graders, it is an appropriate age to have them learn about sex education. it doesn't mean that teachers teach them how to have sex, the position and blah blah blah. sex education is an AWARENESS. of course, we just let them know what will occur if this might happen. sex education is giving them warning. so do you think children with these ages can buy condoms and iud that easily? think again.
natural family planning already occurred to us in high school but not totally explained. i truly understand the calendar method, withdrawal method and other methods when i got to college because it was totally explained by our teacher who is a guy. most of my classmates are ENGINEERing students, MALES.
admit it or not BOYS ARE MORE EDUCATED THAN US GIRLS in terms of SEX. BOYS ARE MORE CURIOUS THAN US. BOYS ARE MORE EXPOSED to porn films. GIRLS ARE TOTALLY INNOCENT about sex during puberty stage.
you don't have to say YES and you don't LIMIT YOURSELF TO SAY NO. EXPLAIN THE REASON WHY YOU SHOULD NOT DO IT.
why teen-aged girls got pregnant? maybe because they are prodigal, don't go to school and no education enough, rebellious, don't love their parents back, and some even got RAPED.
i'm PRO-RH BILL because it is a SELF-DEFENSE FOR ME as a WOMAN and to young girls.
if you are totally VIRGIN means you haven't been touch by a GUY while in a relationship, well and good you are doing ABSTINENCE then you are ANTI-RH BILL because you are PRO-LIFE and you go for PRO-CREATION without the use of FAMILY PLANNING, NO USE OF ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL. ABSTINENCE MEANS NO SEX, NO BABIES, NO PLEASURE.
if you are a REAL SUPPORTER OF ANTI-RH BILL and you think RH BILL IS BAD, please do stand up and PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH.