"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward". - Psalm 127:3
About once in every 28 days, ovulation occurs within human females. If the ovum released is not quickly fertilized by a sperm cell from a man, it will die and pass out of the uterus during abnormal menstrual period. But if intercourse takes place and the ovum is fertilized, conception occurs. The woman becomes pregnant, and nine months later, a baby will be born. Now, on the occasion that the parents of the unborn child do not want to have a baby, the parents may decide to use abortion, which expels the fetus from the womb via drugs, either oral or through injection. But if a couple decides early in a relationship to ultimately avoid having an offspring, they may practice birth control or contraception.
The first time birth control was introduced to history was in the 1900’s. Population had increased rapidly. Margaret Sanger, a nurse, believed that the poor needed to control the size of their families. In 1916, Sanger established the first birth control clinic and in 1917, founded the National Birth Control League. Although widespread use of birth control is visible throughout the world, particularly in Europe and the United States, where birth control methods are legally available, not everyone is in favor of contraception. The Roman Catholic Church forbids artificial methods of birth control, upholding the belief that sexual love in marriage should never be separated from the chance of conception.
The Reproductive Health Bill has two goals: to promote responsible parenthood through the use of birth control methods, and to assure widespread access to medically-safe, legal, and quality reproductive health care and relevant information. It stands upon the assumption that many Filipino women die of childbirth and abortion...