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what's the fuss all about on this Reproductive Health Bill No. 4244?

what's the fuss all about on this Reproductive Health Bill No. 4244?

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  • RH BILL 4244
    WHAT’S THE FUSS ALL ABOUT
  • Promote gender equality and empowerment of women
    Reduce child mortality rate
    Improve maternal health
    Reduce population growth
    Everybody will have access to “…FULL RANGE of safe, legal, affordable, effective natural and modern methods of limiting and spacing pregnancy”
    Objectives of the Bill
  • …mukhangharmless….
  • It’s actually a WOLF in SHEEP’s clothing!
  • Objections to the Bill
    Section 10 – Family Planning supplies are now re-classified as “essential medicine”
    • Will therefore be included in annual purchases of government hospitals, health centers
    • According to 2006 Mortality Country Fact Sheet , causes of death in the Philippines – lower respiratory tract infection, heart disease, TB, hypertension, violence
    Di kaya mas kailanganng budget paradoonsamas nakamamatay?
  • Objections to the Bill
    Section 16 – Mandatory Age-Appropriate Repro Health & Sexuality Education
    • Subject matter includes Family Planning Methods , Population and Development
    …it’s like giving teenagers with raging hormones the license – as long as it’s safe (?)
  • Objections to the Bill
    Section 21 – Employer’s Responsibility
    >200 employees: reproductive health services to all employees in the company’s health facility
    <200 employees: enter into partnership with hospitals, health clinics etc.
    What if employer is a practicing Catholic?
    Di kaya dagdaggastoslangsakumpanya? Eh mahirapnanganegosyo?
  • Objections to the Bill
    Section 24 – Right to Reproductive Health Care Information
    • “…nationwide multi-media campaign to raise public awareness…”
    • Sana two-ways – full and honest disclosure of the side effects
    Wow! Angdaminilangpera ha!
  • Isn’t this a violation of Freedom to practice my Religion?
    Objections to the Bill
    Section 28 – Prohibitive Acts
    • Any Health Provider (doctors, nurse, etc)
    • Withholding information on the FULL RANGE of natural and “MODERN” family planning method.
    • Refuses to perform because of lack marital consent for spouses, lack of parental consent for minors
    • If conscientious objection – must refer to somebody else
  • Objections to the Bill
    Section 28 – Prohibitive Acts
    • Implication on “reproductive health procedures without marital consent…the decision of the one undergoing the procedure shall prevail.”
    • This violates the essence of a marriage contract…to be “partners”
    Secret…secret…
    I’ve got a secret!
  • Huh? Bakitkelangannibagetsng family planning method? Kelangannga stop ang abuse di ba?
    Objections to the Bill
    Section 28 – Prohibitive Acts
    • Implication on “abused minors where parents or family members are perpetrators…no prior parental consent is necessary (to avail of FULL RANGE of Family Planning method)”
  • This violates Freedom of Speech! Martial Law nabaulet!?
    Objections to the Bill
    Section 28 – Prohibitive Acts
    • Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation regarding this act…
    • “Malicious” is too broad and subjective
  • Objections to the Bill
    Section 29 - Penalties
    • Imprisonment 1 month to 6 months
    • Fee of P10,000 to P50,000
    • If juridical person – president or any responsible officer
    Am I going to prison because I am exercising my basic Constitutional Rights?
  • Accdg to NSO, Philippines is NOT over-populated; congested urban areas
    Over population is not the cause of poverty
    Total Fertility Rate dropped by more than 50% in less than 50 years – 1960’s = 7, 2008 = 3; irreversible when it reaches less than 2.1
    Japan’s aging community brings down economy
    France’s aging society pushes minimum retirement age to 62; to enjoy full retirement benefits, 67
    Issue 1: Over Population
  • Constitution Article 2 Section 12 -- …It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the UNBORN from the point of CONCEPTION
    So abortion and abortifacients cannot be allowed because it is AGAINST the Constitution
    REMEMBER: RH Bill 4244 says FULL RANGE of MODERN Family Planning Method
    Issue 2: Life Begins When?
  • Condoms do not cause abortion – but may still cause pregnancy, does not prevent STD, HIV still debatable
    Some pills – prevent ovulation but breakthrough ovulations still occur so one may still get pregnant or may unknowingly commit abortion
    Morning after pill – abortifacient as it prevents implantation of the fertilized egg
    IUD – prevents the meeting but if it does meet, destroys the fertilized egg
    “As people turn to contraception, there will be a rise, not a fall, in the abortion rate,” according to Dr. Malcolm Potts, the pro-abortion doctor from the U.S. who recently visited our country to support the Reproductive Health Bill;
    Abstinence - 100% sure no pregnancy, no accidental abortion
    Issue 3: Artificial Contraceptives = Abortion?
  • Video: How the Pill Works as abortificient
    (youtube)
    Issue 3: Artificial Contraceptives = Abortion?
  • ADB Report – Philippines lowest incidence of HIV after Bangladesh; Thailand , model of condom promotion, highest incidence of HIV
    Feb 2010 – UK Minister admitted failure in sex education program; 40 per 1000 teenage girls still got pregnant despite 26.8Million Pounds spent in 2009 to promote contraception among teens; The Young People's Development Program (YPDP) cost £2,500 ($4,085 US) per person and involved giving teenagers individual sex education and advice about contraception. At the end of the project a total of 16 percent of those involved became pregnant compared with just 6 percent in a comparison group.
    Professor Brenda Almond, Emeritus Professor of Moral and Social Philosophy at the University of Hull, wrote this week in the Daily Mail that the government’s programs will continue to fail until it is recognized that more sex-education and free contraceptives are not the solution.
    Issue 4: Prevents HIV, Teen Pregnancy
  • How much is our government going to spend for this?
    Initially – P2 to P3 BILLION all going to the pockets of these Pharmaceutical companies manufacturing and distributing artificial contraceptives.
    THIS CAN BE MORE WISELY SPENT FOR ACTUAL POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECTS!
    Stick to “Kung Walang Corrupt, WalangMahirap”
    At seryosohinsanatalaga “AngMatuwid Na Daan”
    Issue 5: Taxpayer’s Money
  • We don’t need this bill
    People are already free as it is to avail artificial contraception
    If you are against this bill…
    Write your congressmen
    Talk to family and friends
    Make a stand in social networks, etc.
    Do we really need this bill?
  • Life Begins at Conception Video(youtube)
  • Thank you.