Garcia, Ernell N. Ms. Maree Angeline Dalmacio Reyes BCR 2-1 Argumentation and Debate Why Hate the RH Bill?
“Everything is a choice. And everyone has a choice.”
Senate Bill 2865 or popularly known as the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) has been a popular argument and a motion on a debate. Why do we have to talk about this? Why should it be passed? RH Bill tackles about usage of condoms, availability of contraceptive medicines, sex education, and family planning. It is a choice that our government is giving us. It is not a privilege to choose. It is our right.
The Catholic Church has been talking about this and why this bill should not be passed. They are arguing that this promotes the artificial way of family planning without realizing that it is the right of the people to choose whether to do it or to practice the natural way. They keep on insisting that the usage of condoms can invoke people to have more sex and practice pre-marital sex, whereas the sex education takes place. Sex education is not a direct instruction on how to do sex, but it is information on what sex are, pros and cons of engaging into it or other matters alike. They also said that the availability of contraceptives may trigger the women to abort a child. But this is not the RH Bill is all about. We are against abortion but we are fighting for a choice, for a health care, for a better future. This is a basic need, especially for the women for they are the ones who get pregnant. Based on the latest statistics of UNAIDS on Global AIDS Epidemic, Philippines was one of just nine countries reported of having a 25 percent increase rate in HIV/AIDS cases from 2001 to 2011. This is very alarming. Health authorities attribute the rising cases to low usage of condoms. This case clearly states that our nation is in need of a law that shall support the...
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