Reflection on Rh Bill (Philippines)

In: Social Issues

Submitted By kleingel
Words 1140
Pages 5
Reproductive Health Bill became one of the crucial, sensitive and serious issues in our country. In fact it made a divisive chapter in our history where many individuals had an intense debate that led to partition. The President Aquino Administration pellucidly showed its persistent support to the said bill while other religious groups, particularly the Catholic Church, strongly opposed it. The Catholic Church is against the passage of the RH law which promotes both natural and artificial family planning methods. The Church only supports natural family planning.

Filipino people had different feelings, reactions and point of view about this controversial matter. The government espouses this law because its main aims are to protect the health and lives of mothers, to save babies, to respond to the majority who want smaller families, to promote equity for poor families, to prevent induced abortions, to support and deploy more public midwives, nurses and doctors, to guarantee funding for and equal access to health facilities, to give accurate and positive sexuality education to young people, to reduce cancer deaths, and to save money that can be used for even more social funding. These are only few among the several advantages that people could obtain if this law will be implemented. Overall, it seeks to provide improved public access to natural and artificial family planning options, better maternal care, and youth education. Government sees it as one of the effective solutions to the top problem of our country, the poverty. However we should also hear the side of the Catholic Church which is only after health and safety of both mothers and babies. Evidently, contraceptives have negative side effects to our health. Although most of the negative effects are minor or temporary, some can be quite serious. Some of the common side effects are nausea, breakthrough bleeding,…...