Positive versus Negative
According to the bill itself, the RH Bill aims to achieve the objectives which are: 1) provide different mediums to parents in order for them to plan for the number and birth spacing of their children; 2) allow women to finish their education and secure work after; 3) develop maternal, neonatal and child health; 4) reduce mortalities involving mothers and children; 5) eliminate abortion cases by averting unwanted pregnancies and; 6) alleviate poverty and hunger.
In the promotion of reproductive health, there should be no bias for either modern or natural methods of family planning. (a., Sec.3 “Guiding Principles”) Contrary to what others think, the bill does not favor one method but two – both the modern and the natural method. The State shall not intervene on the decision-making left to couples. “…the number and spacing of children are left to the sound judgment of parents and couples based on their personal conviction and religious beliefs.” (g., Sec.3 “Guiding Principles”) Most cases involving women include unwanted pregnancy which eventually stops them from achieving their predetermined goals. With RH Bill, unwanted pregnancies can be prevented by using either of the two mentioned methods thereby allowing them to pursue whatever they want to achieve in their respective chosen career.
One of the elements of Reproductive Health Care is health care and nutrition given emphasis to maternal, infant and child.
The most remote areas in the country do not have any access to healthcare. Some children die at an early age. Worse is others die right after they were born. To obliterate these cases, trained midwives shall be deployed to remote areas to assist women in delivering their babies safe and sound. In addition, section 11 of the bill states that each congressional district shall be provided with a van to be known as the Mobile Health Care Services (MHOS) to deliver health care goods and services to its constituents more...
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