Reproductive health bill

@nik00lai (195)
Philippines
September 23, 2008 3:15am CST
Can any of you guys explain to me what the reproductive health bill really has to offer? Is it true that when it becomes a law, you will only be allowed to have two children? I don't really have the idea of this one. Please tell me.
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@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Sep 08
this will regulates the mass production of babies in our country. we suffer poverty here because of unregulated number of our child, even DOH conduct family planning or other means of contraception but still more families have more children. Better if the bill will be approve so that we have a healthy life and poverty will be minimize.
@nik00lai (195)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Although I'm planning to have only two children, I already have one and planning to have another one in a year or two, I don't agree with the government giving you a restriction on how many children you should have. I think it would be much better if you educate every parent or would be parents with the consequences of have less or more children. The only thing is that, you have to provide for your children, otherwise you would be considered, shall I call it, "criminal." You are denying the basic rights of your children. Especially the right to education. I think that would be the time the government comes in. And not, them telling you to have only two children. I came from the place where the main proponent of the bill came from, but I don't agree with him.
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Sep 08
Japan, China and some other countries already use similar bill. Poor people are hard to educate, our education here is poor also.
@ParaTed2k (22972)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
23 Sep 08
After reading the links Migsmartinez provided (thank you for the links), I don't see any need for the bill. They say that local communities are too varied in their approach, but then go on to say that community facilities will be where most of the work is done. What the role of the federal government should be is providing information to the states. The states have the responsibility of oversight, and the community facilities are where the people go to get the information, exams and treatment. That keeps the local communities free to seek information from a variety of sources, and allows applicable federal departments to continue research and compiling data to help keep us all up do date. All this bill would do is restrict the states and local communities to whatever the federal government and the UN choose to force upon us. A single, centralized source of information is never a good thing.
@ParaTed2k (22972)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
23 Sep 08
Sorry, I meant Provinces, not States. Habits you know. ;~D
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
The reproductive health bill is about providing information and access to natural and modern family planning methods. It gives people the power to choose which family planning method would fit their lifestyle. I don't think there's anything there about limiting children. I might have missed it but here are two links you can read to help you better understand the bill: http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/talkofthetown/view/20080803-152296/Reproductive-health-bill-Facts-fallacies http://dirp3.pids.gov.ph/population/documents/HB4110.pdf Hope these help.
@nik00lai (195)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I think, I'm gonna visit that site. Thanks a lot.
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Well they have explained it already. I just want to give out my opinion about this. There is nothing to have a child or children if you are able to give their needs and give them their necessities, support their studies and etc. Because there are some families that doesn't care if what will be the outcome, the aftermath of having too many children. It is not wrong to have a big family as long as you are responsible and won't run on your obligations to your family.