Assignment #2: RH Bill
The Reproductive Health bills (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, and Bill No. 2378 or An Act Providing For a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population and Development), popularly known as the RH Bill, are Philippine bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. The bills have become the center of a contentious national debate. As to what I see, RH Bill could become an excuse for the others to just keep having sex before marriage knowing that they wouldn’t have to be responsible for anything. God gave life to humans as a gift, so, why and who is the government to control the formation of life? But even if I agree with the church’s opinions, it is undeniable that the people nowadays cannot be tamed. All the selfish desires of one individual affect a sea of people. Pro, or Anti? The question has been running through the country over and over for years now, and there has been no definite answer as to the bill should be abolished or not. We all know that people keep having sex even if they know it's a sin and that's a fact. Today’s generation doesn’t really care about morals anymore. I mean, since they’re all doing it already and it seems like there’s no stopping, might as well take advantage of it. The bill is more like giving them the ideas of how and what the consequences will be if they're not careful. The RH Bill isn’t really an advocacy of premarital sex, it’s a fight against sexual ignorance. But whether the bill becomes a law or not, it’s all a matter of an individual’s choice.