I observe that 10 Filipino women are dying every day from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth mostly from hemorrhage, hypertension and widespread infection; that the country has a maternal mortality rate of 162 deaths per 100, 000 live births; that we have an infant mortality rate of 24 deaths per 1,000 live births and that we have an under-five mortality rate of 32 deaths per 1,000 live births (from Senate Bill 40 and from the 2006 Family Planning Survey by the National Statistics Office and).
I observe that 473,400 cases of induced abortion were recorded in 2000. I observe the findings by The Young Adolescent and Sexuality Survey III that showed that 23% of people aged 15-24 years old are reported to have had pre-marital sex experiences and the findings by the National HIV/AIDS Registry of the DOH that the average number of HIV positive cases doubled to 20 cases per month in 2004 and 2005, 92% of Filipinos think that the ability to control fertility and plan a family is important and that government should provide budgetary support for modern methods of family planning. (from SB40)
The Philippines is facing a very serious issue that affects moral values and its culture. This is really a very serious issue and could really change the life of every Filipino, Issue according the Reproductive Health Bill.
It’s not the answer to the uncontrolled growth because some people who are taking Oral Contraceptive Pills failed, they can be pregnant without knowing early then if they continue taking Oral Contraceptive Pills they can harm the baby and the baby will have abnormality.
If they have sex because the main reason is pleasure and lust if accidentally the girl gets pregnant and minor for example, because it is common in our generation. They will choose to abort the baby because they are afraid that their family will scold them. If the RH Bill will be implemented many adolescent will explore about their curiosity and many will engage in premarital sex. RH Bill just open the mind of the young minds what is sex all about. I think it’s better for the young child to not have sex education as early as elementary because their mind at that time is pure and full of child’s dream.
There is a positive things and negative things about the RH Bill let’s discuss about the positive things about that, the RH Bill support and deploy more public health midwives, nurses and doctors, guarantee funding for and equal access to health facilities to give accurate and positive sexuality education to young people that is few reason that is good about the Reproductive Health Bill.
But in the other way I concluded that the RH Bill is not the answer to our Economic Crisis. It does not protect the lives and health of mothers the RH Bill promotes the use of oral contraceptive pills, which increases the risk of HIV transmission, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, cervical cancer, breast cancer and liver cancer. I researched that it decreases libido, makes women irritable and depressed. Oral Contraceptive pills can deplete Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc. The Bill does not save babies, birth control pills are abortifacients. It kills babies. It prevent induced abortions if contraception fails unplanned pregnancies were among women using contraceptives.
I’m Pro-life and I’m against RH Bill. I’m a student nurse and we encourage our patients that we handle to do the natural way and not artificial way as client health teaching. I encourage them if...