Rh Bill Position Paper

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Position Paper: Are you in favor of the RH Bill?
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Proposition Statement: I am not in favor of the Reproductive Health Bill because it strikes down our morality and our conservative culture, allows the use of abortifacients which may increase the incidents of abortion, and it includes the use of government funds for contraceptives which I think is not justifiable. I. Introduction

A. priest’s homily about RH Bill of the mass I attended
B. debate between Senate and the Catholic Church
C. Claim: solution to overpopulation
Rebuttal: government corruption and unequal distribution of wealth and resources being the reasons why our country continues to face economic problems D. Claim: abortion as illegal and punishable by law

Rebuttal: permission of the use of contraceptives- with abortifacient effects E. Claim: provision of healthcare for mothers and children, especially among the poor and vulnerable groups. Rebuttal: offering of healthcare services and issues such as breastfeeding, violence against women and children, HIV/AIDS discrimination, and many more already covered by other laws F. I am not in favor of the Reproductive Health Bill because it strikes down our morality and our conservative culture, allows the use of abortifacients which may increase the incidents of abortion, and it includes the use of government funds for contraceptives which I think is no good for our country.

II. Main Argument
A. strike down to our morality and our conservative culture 1. an attack to human values and on Filipino cultural values regarding human life. 2. as if we are encouraging everyone to use these to avoid pregnancies 3. taints the sacredness of marriage as well as promotes teenage pregnancy. B. allows the use of abortifacients which may increase the incidents of abortion. 1. contradicted in the section that allows contraceptives, with abortifacient effects. 2. the Faculty of Medicine of the catholic University of Santo Tomas, the...
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