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Pro-Reproductive Health Bill
Overview:
This RH Bill covers a very broad issue not only in the society, morality but also with our religious beliefs. Being a pro doesn’t means anti-life. All of us want life. It’s just that we need to be practical with our decisions because it may affect the rest of our lives. Having RH Bill is having a choice. Choice on protecting the health of every women undergoing pregnancy and choice on having a good family plan of each Filipino family that will give them a better life. It doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in God. I also believe in the reaction of the church. But we, Filipinos, need to open our mind on what’s happening in the present. First, I’ve chosen this topic because I am one of the many people who are Pro-RH Bill. All Filipinos should be open on what’s happening in Philippines. There are approximately 100 Million people in the Philippines and the economy is being down because of it. What if it gets 200 million? The economy and the people’s suffering will be getting worse if we will not do any actions about the rapidly growing population. I also agree with this bill because it can reduce the 80% risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Objectives:
I. Does RH Bill legalize abortion?
II. How does RH Bill prevents overpopulation?
III. Why is the RH Bill needed?

Reproductive Health Bill - informally known as the RH Bill, are proposed laws in the Republic of the Philippines aiming to guarantee universal access to methods concontraception, abortion, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. Stated purpose

One of the main concerns of the bill, according to the Explanatory Note, is that the population of the Philippines makes it “the 12th most populous nation in the world today”, that the Filipino women’s fertility rate is “at the upper bracket of 206 countries.” It states that studies and surveys “show that the Filipinos are responsive to having smaller-sized families through free choice of family planning methods.” It also refers to studies which “show that rapid population growth exacerbates poverty while poverty spawns rapid population growth.” And so it aims for improved quality of life through a “consistent and coherent national population policy.”

²One of the reasons why we are suffering from being a 3rd world country is the fact that Philippines is being overpopulated. It serves as one of the hindrances to prevent the growth of the country that will lead to a good economic progress which will benefit all the Filipinos. The people who are Pro-RH Bill thinks that slower population growth facilitates to economic growth, poverty reduction, and preservation of the environment. Well, RH Bill’s concerns not only focuses in the economic growth of our country, it is also concerned about the health of the women especially those poor women because they are having more children as they expected they want to have. The reason why they cannot control the fact of having a lot of children is that they lack access to affordable modern and effective family planning methods. Unwanted pregnancies by these women lead to abortion which was said a while ago, immoral and sometimes this abortion leads to the death of the woman. This implies that, in contrast on what the Anti-RH Bill says that this will provoke abortion here in the country, but this bill in fact, will reduce the case of illegal abortions performed here in the country.

I. Does RH Bill legalize abortion?
The RH Bill does not promote abortion. Actually, this bill lessens the number of abortion because it prevents the risk of unwanted pregnancy. We all know that abortion is caused by unwanted pregnancy especially on teenagers. The people who are Pro-RH Bill do not like to promote RH-Bill just to promote abortion or end a life of a fetus or risk the lives of pregnant women. So one of the main objective of RH Bill is to prevent abortion and not to promote it.

¹Abortion - is the termination...
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