Are you in favor of the RH Bill?

@tkleyr (407)
Philippines
December 18, 2012 9:51am CST
I have been a pro life person and very against abortion. This bill may help the country eradicate some misfortunes of the unwanted kids. Families having 8-12 children even they just earn 400-500 pesos a day or worst, much lesser. For me it is ok to have a big family as long as you can afford to bring them to school for good education, give them good foods, nice clothing, safe environment and bring them close to God. In some point, the catholic church is so against it since this will lead to abortion and bring to danger the youthful thinking of youths. But what really is the real score? Please give your insights below.Thanks!
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@franseman (517)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Coming from Holland and living in the Philippines for almost 6 years now I can only say that I hope this bill passes as soon as possible! Big families are defenitely not good. There is a worldwide over population already. Food is getting scarce, the oceans are almost empty. We are here on this world to take care of it. Not to destroy it.
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@tkleyr (407)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Nice to hear from you franseman, this is about responsible parenting isn't it?
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• Philippines
18 Dec 12
yes, it's all about responsibility. For yourself, for your kids, for the community and for the environment.
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@factorial (981)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
We have only one child and that is period because my wife is already 53 years old. I DON'T NEED the RH bill. I have known long time ago about natural family planning. So why the RH bill?
@tkleyr (407)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
Yes indeed, your child is lucky having you as a parent.
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
ha! How many know about that? RH bill is also meant to give children in school proper education about family planning. There's nothing wrong about good educated children is there?
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Taking your scenario, there would still be possibilities that you ought to be affected by the said RH bill.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
For as long as the bill would never touch abortion then I think the bill is just right for the times where a lot of women are put in a situation beyond their control. I think there is nothing wrong informing couples about a choice to avoid unwanted pregnancies. They should be given freedom to choose the way they want to use and protect their body. They should be given the right education on how they can control their family from growing to an uncontrollable number where they could not manage to fit their finances anymore. It is easy to say from the point of the church to not control the population but the church could not even help the poorest families around their community to provide for the needs of everyone. I think the church could stop it if they themselves have concrete solution to the growing population and resources getting scarce. They blame the government for failing to deliver services but with the limited resources the government have and growing population how could they really manage the entire population. It is imperative to control the population growth at manageable level to provide them the services everyone deserves to have.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
The only entity I see not doing its job is the government. You're blaming the church for not providing for the needs of the communities around it? Isn't that the government's job? Isn't the government the one holding the country's budget? Have you even been to remote places here in our country. Places that have been neglected and forgotten by their area's officials? The real root of the problem here is corruption and not population. Over population is just a byproduct of corruption.
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Overpopulation is a product of corruption? How is this related? I thought that overproduction in this country is in the hands of its citizens. The govenrment can't even dictate how many children you want to have. It's the citizen's right the government (unless the government is a dictatorship or the ones like in China) can't dictate how many children there is in a family. The only thing that the govenrment can control is the economy for these children to be live a normal and basic life in a country or health to maintain a good working force.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Well you cannot blame the government not being able to do its job since the population is unmanageable already because it is growing more than what our government can handle at this time. The government must be able to handle this first before people start demanding more from it. The RH bill will actually not be sufficient since it is not mandatory like what China has done with their country. They limited the number of child per couple. I think the law will just put in place the necessary thing for the government to do to persuade a couple to manage their family size to a manageable size to be able to provide better education, financial management for each individual family if they chose to. The law will not force anyone who do not want to avail of it so I guess it is not too harmful for each and every citizen of this country. The only controversial provision in that bill is the use of contraceptives amongst the youth. It seems that government is encouraging minors from using it which the church says would invite people to be promiscuous. I do not see from the Bill about encouraging to abortion. Most of the provision are for prevention not for abortion.
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
For me I'm not against the bill because that is good enough to control the population and this is the duty of the government to protect the welfare of every individuals. That does not mean allow anyone to get abortion because there is law that punish any person and their cohorts to conduct an abortion. There is also passage in the bible that controlling the population is good enough. Their basis that this is against the will of God, go and multiply is baseless and unfounded. It is true that when God, created human being said go and multiply but if we continue reading the verse. God said go and multiply and suppress...meaning there is control at end of the commandment. Since we are going into an era that population good enough to filled the world there must be a control to populate the world because if we can't control there is much worse coming every family. A lack of supply and insufficient salary to balance the needs of every family.
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Definetely I agree with you. "The go forth and multiply" passage only applicable to Adam and Eve, in our times right now I believe that's not the commandment for us.
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
I agree with you, friend. That verse in genesis, is applicable only in the time of Adam and Eve. Because there is no human being before...but these days there is a continuation of the verse that says "suppress" and this is applicable in our era today. Those bishop must read and understand the bible so that they did not misinterpret any passage of the bill that affect social well being.
@einerb (97)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
Yes but even at that time God reminds them to go forth and multiply...but in a controled manner.
@maximax8 (27049)
19 Dec 12
I think that the answer in the Philippines is information on how to avoid pregnancy. Birth control should be available so pregnancy numbers are cut. It would not be right to abort babies that are already expected. I don't agree with abortion because it is killing an innocent baby. I believe it is best to do family planning and practice two or more forms of birth control. Then pregnancy isn't so likely to happen. Even better is having no physical contact that could result in pregnancy. The Catholic Church needs to move with the time and allow people to use birth control. It is not good to have poor families with loads of kids.
@tkleyr (407)
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
Yes Maxi, abortion is really a hell. I guess the Bill is only about birth control. If you will just listen to the church, every encounter of a couple will result to pregnancy. This is about family planning and responsible parenting since my country has so much of the population wherein poverty is really a problem. Why? the average children is 6-8 for those families living in the streets.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
yes i am in favor of this RH Bill. As a young filipino citizen RH Bill is very appropriate here in our country. Right education regarding reproductive will help the Filipino people in handling the right family care and planning.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
I agree with you. I think that the key hear is responsible parenthood. Every single child has the right to live. And I think that this bill should be explained real well to those who do not understand what this bill is all about and the advantages that goes along with it.