The Debate we had was the half of our final exam. The topic to be discussed revolves around the very controversial House Bill no. 5043 or the Reproductive health Bill. As the first affirmative speaker, I discussed and opened the case by showing and proving to my co-debaters the problem (over population) that needs to be answered, by which the proposition is the solution for it. I established our case by stating how population grows, the nature of the RH bill and the benefits of making this bill a law. To summarize the whole speech, below is a simple summary.
“Resolved: That the Congress must pass the Reproductive health bill”.
Problem: Over Population
Population growth in the Philippines is fast. It’s easily noticed most specially when you’re in the squatter’s area because it’s usually the place where you can find lots of people who can’t afford to buy contraceptives and where almost 75% of the residents don’t have jobs and the only thing to do to pass the time is drink, play cards, sleep and have sex.
Solution: House Bill No: 5043 (Reproductive health Bill)
Would spread the knowledge of controlling one’s capacity to procreate using both the artificial and natural family planning methods. •
Author Hon. Edcel C. Lagman
Questions to be answered:
What is the main purpose of RH Bill?
How urgent is this?
Where is abortion in all of this?
What will be the benefits of passing the RH Bill?
The main purpose of RH Bill is all about health, preservation of possible manpower, freedom of informed choice, respect for protection and fulfillment of RH rights, seek to promote not only the rights and welfare of the adult individuals and couples but those of the adolescent’s and children as well. Basically, the priority of this bill’s aim is to make the contraceptives available and be known to everybody and also to introduce them to other ways of preventing fertilization. Where condoms, other...
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