a. Block Method
b. Thesis Statement:
RH Bill is a prolife bill
The Reproductive Health bills, popularly known as the RH Bill, are Philippine bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. Pro life, means advocating the legal protection of human embyos and fetuses, especially by favoring the outlawing of abortion on the ground that it is the taking of a human life.
The RH Bill is a pro life bill because it recognizes abortion as illegal and punishable by law. 1. With “respect for life” as one of its guiding principles (sec. 2), the bill unequivocally states that it does not seek to “change the law on abortion, as abortion remains a crime and is punishable” (sec. 3.m). 2. The Revised Penal Code (Act No. 3815, Article 256-259) defines the various ways and means by which abortion is committed, by whom, and their corresponding penalties: reclusion temporal, prison mayor, and prison correccional. 3.
It proposes that every Filipino has the access to reproductive health services including family planning and pre-natal checkups for the betterment of families’ lives. 1. .
It suggests the use of safe and effective contraceptives in ways to prevent any sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, STD and ovarian cancer. 1. Contraceptives do not heighten cancer risks; combined pills actually reduce the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers. 2. External barrier methods of contraception, like the condom, can protect against sexually transmitted diseases. 3. Natural family planning causes high risks of acquiring STDs and AIDS.
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