REACTION PAPER ON THE RH BILL
RH Bill. This is one of the hottest issues now in our country. Is it good or bad? Will it benefit us? Or is it really us that will be benefited? Does it actually answer or satisfy the need of the country? Or it is just another way of the government to make money? Whatever the answer is, the decision still lies on the people.
The first time I heard about the RH Bill, many thoughts have entered my mind. Reproductive health bill, what is it for? Oh yes, population control…but wait, US is willing to donate $18.4 million worth of precision guided missiles to the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Hell no, well that makes me think again. What’s with the big amount of money? Maybe there’s something else—some hidden agenda of the government. These are just a few thoughts I had in mind. So I’m convinced to have some reading. I start reading the House Bill No. 5034 which states “An Act providing for a national policy on reproductive health, responsible parenthood and population development, and for other purposes.” Its content was good. That makes me affirmative about it. It made me think that it is one that should be implemented. The Bill focuses principally on the social welfare of the people. More importantly, through this, population will be controlled. Population is admittedly one of the many causes of our poverty since the government had difficulty in addressing the needs of its people. RH Bill assures the availability and access to a full range of methods, techniques, supplies and services that contribute to reproductive and sexual health and well-being. With these, our number will become manageable and eventually, our country will be in progress. We can prevent abortion and post abortion complications will be managed. We can free ourselves from sexually transmitted diseases and more importantly the education and counseling on sexuality and sexual reproductive health will be disseminated by the different government agencies and...
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