For Rh Bill Is to Change the Course of Nature

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Carlos P. AvenidoAB major in Philosophy
Special EthicsFebruary 14, 2013

For Reproductive Health Bill is to Change
the Course of Nature
(Reaction paper from the article of
Atty. Jose C. Sison entitled “Equally Important”)

There are a lot of speculations regarding the future of the Filipino people after the implementation of the Reproductive Health Bill. Many pro- life advocates especially the leaders of the Catholic Church had released critiques and predictions about that which is termed as the change of the course of nature particularly morality which is under the umbrella of natural moral law. On the other hand, pro- Reproductive Health Bill supporters have been answering these speculations left and right to defend the assurance of the bill. Thus, even after the implementation of the bill, the debates regarding the quality of this law are still happening.

The points that were given by Atty. Jose C. Sison an anti- Reproductive Health Bill campaigner in his article in the Philippine Star Newspaper last January 27, 2012 regarding the RH bill controversy are precisely correct. I am totally agree with his points not only because I am a pro- life advocate but because the points that he stated in the article were definitely the points also of those who are pro- life advocates, that in this case the supporters of the Reproductive Health Bill are destroying what is not ours, i.e. the capacity to reproduce and the duty to obey God’s law.

I have seen four very important points in the article of Atty. Jose C. Sison that caught my attention, and for me, these points were actually raised by the pro- life campaigners especially from those of the Catholic Church to debunk the Reproductive Health Bill. The first point is “the bill obviously looks at the poor and not poverty as the problem”. I am certainly agree with this point of Mr. Sison because the target of this bill is obviously reducing the population, especially the poor people. Poor and...
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