What's your position on Reproductive Health Bill?
March 1, 2010 11:45pm CST
This is the one question that most presidential candidates are having a hard time answering. With the Catholic Church in exact opposition to this bill, a presidentiable has to gamble if they decide to side with the bill before the election. For you, what's your position on the Reproductive Health Bill of the Philippines?
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2 Mar 10
It seems like this bill has created a lot of negative publicity from the church that is why when this question is being raised up on the presidential candidates they usually buy time to avoid their stand on this matter. As for me, the title seems harmless at all. I haven't gone into details what it really contains that made the church disappointed with it. But I am open to it if it will indeed be better for what it is intended to be. If that has no provision legalizing abortion then I guess it is fine and well but if it does then I stand with the churchs' position not to accept it.
2 Mar 10
In my opinion the church should be separated and don't have any business about it. I'm not against of the church but I think it is beyond their control and they don't need to be involved themselves about the issues contraceptives. Department of Health doing their job and informing the public about the danger of HIV and other STD's so they need to inform us about using protections. Awareness is the key to fight this incurable illness because if we don't do anything about it we going to regret it. Ignorance can kill so for me Department of Health is only doing what is right.
3 Mar 10
I PRO RH Bill. I've seen first hand the result of using natural birth control. It doesn't work. After having my first son, I was again faced with being pregnant. I should have just sticked to what my scientific books said. Now I learned my lesson and is using pills as contraceptive. My youngest would be 2 yrs old in April and I'm not pregnant again.
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2 Mar 10
The Catholic church believes in married couples not using any birth control. If the lady gets pregnant then she has a baby because abortion is not allowed. The Catholic religion doesn't recommend any form of birth control. I think that if a lady doesn't wish to have a baby she should insist on using birth control. I disagree with abortion because the baby is an innocent one that deserves to live. Abortion is legal in some countries and I would guess that it might be illegal in the Philippines.
3 Mar 10
Hello jmeangel, who supports the people when they have problems, it's the government and not the Church, why on earth they kept living in the dark ages. the natural methods are a thing in the past and doesn't work to most people anymore since it's more complicated than the artificial ones. but the candidate that i am gonna vote is against abortion. people should be given choice, whether it's natural or artificial. they should explain the people the context of the reproductive health bill.. mind you, my dad used to work in the Family Planning Organization way back in the 90's. i believe artificial can helped too much baby booming
3 Mar 10
Kudos to your father for working in the Family Planning Organization. It's true that over population is the major cause of poverty. Even in China which has the world's largest population realized this. Before in their communist times, they passed a law declaring that only 1 child per family. That was harsh but must be done in order for the government and the family to provide a fruitful life to the young generation. China still has the biggest population but they managed to halt to exponential increase. RH Bill of the Philippines is conservative if placed side-by-side to other country's RH Bill. I just hope the next president would help pass this law and just swallow what the church throws at him/her.