In Genesis 9:7, in the Bible stated that "And you, be ye fruitful, bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein”. Christianity speaking, that all people who believe in God should always follow His will and commands. Therefore, all people of God are mandated to create their own family and multiply. In the other hand, as the time running, population also increases. As a matter of fact, 4.45 babies are born every second worldwide. However, too much population on a certain country will lead in many implications such as problems to its people.
Over population is the number one cause why the country is poor. According to the National Statistics Office (NSO), Philippines have a total estimated population of 103, 735, 002 as of 2012. Due to this matter, some of our legislator, in the House of Representative, find that it is the most common issue that our country today. That’s why Reproductive Health Bill or RH Bill was created.
As cited in the blog posted about the RH BILL by mhlannie. “What is RH BILL is All About” at mhlannie-whatisrhbillisallabout.blogspot, Jun 21, 2011: “The Reproductive Health bills, or popularly known as RH bill, are Philippine Bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. It is a way of helping people to be more advance, well prepared, and to widen up each and every individuals mind setting about our society nowadays. There is this top agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health care, there is great debate on its proposal that we taxpayer and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as birth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, and as the government continue campaigning to broadcast a good informations and effect on its use through health care centers nationwide.”
RH BILL in the Philippines which guarantees universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. There is great debate on its moderate that the Philippine government and the private sector will find and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as condoms, birth control pills and IUD’s, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all care centers.
The RH bill is one of the major issue that our country facing today. People decision is separated into two sides – the pros and anti. Some people wants the RH BILL to be implemented in the sense that it could help in preventing sexually transmitted disease (STD), AIDS/HIV, and unwanted pregnancy. It can also help to decrease the growing population of the Philippines because many people especially married couples can avail contraceptives and birth control pills freely by the help of the government. It also talks about free choice given to people on the use of reproductive health services and products, enabling the people, especially the poor to have the number of children they want and can care for. However, the one that strongly disagree about on the said bill is the church and the persons who believe in God. We all know that Philippines is a Christian country because about 93% of its total population are Christians. It is widely believed by Christians that the Scripture where the doctrines and teachings were based upon is infallible. As mention in wiki.answer.com by a concerned citizen, Liza Manalod (Christian):
“It should not be passed in the Congress and in the Senate as a law. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Very pertinent to the debate about reproductive rights is the primacy of the right to life. The Philippine Constitution says that the State "shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception." Artificial contraceptives are abortifacient, that is, they prevent the implantation of a newly conceived baby into the mother's womb, as one of their mechanisms of action.”
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