A SIMPLE SHARINGMY PERSONAL OBJECTIONS ON THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL By ATTY. JEREMIAH B. BELGICA Professor- SAN BEDA COLLEGE Pastor - THE LORD’S VINEYARD COVENANT COMMUNITIES
The State shall comply with all its international obligations under various human rights instruments relative to reproductive health and wome SENATE BILL 2865. The Reproductive Health Act of 2011 SEC 2. ”The State shall comply with all its international obligations under various human rights instruments relative to reproductive health and womens empowerment including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), Beijing Declaration, UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).”
System of Thought: A diverse inter-relation of issues Abor R.P tion GAY Sex F.P rights W.R ed REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS (Sex without FORCED ABORTION AND pregnancy; subsidized contraceptives STERILIZATIONFunded and Supported by UN through UNFPA and other countries(USAID) GREAT HUMAN CONCERN (UNITED NATION INITIATIVES)
Objection No. 1Recognizing Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights for all would Sexually Empower the youth, unmarried person and homosexuals.
IN THE ICPD PROGRAM OF ACTION, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS DEFINEDAS:“A STATE OF COMPLETE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEINGAND...NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF DISEASE OR INFIRMITY, IN ALLMATTERS RELATING TO THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND ITS FUNCTIONS ANDPROCESSES. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH THEREFORE IMPLIES THAT PEOPLE AREABLE TO HAVE A SATISFYING AND SAFE SEX LIFE AND THAT THEY HAVE THECAPABILITY TO REPRODUCE AND THE FREEDOM TO DECIDE IF, WHEN AND HOWOFTEN TO DO SO. IMPLICIT IN THIS LAST CONDITION ARE THE RIGHT OFMEN AND WOMEN TO BE INFORMED [ABOUT] AND TO HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE,EFFECTIVE, AFFORDABLE AND ACCEPTABLE METHODS OF FAMILY PLANNING OFTHEIR CHOICE, AS WELL AS OTHER METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL WHICH ARENOT AGAINST THE LAW, AND THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO APPROPRIATEHEALTH-CARE SERVICES THAT WILL ENABLE WOMEN TO GO SAFELY THROUGHPREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH AND PROVIDE COUPLES WITH THE BEST CHANCEOF HAVING A HEALTHY INFANT.
Sec 4. of SENATE BILL 2865 (o) Reproductive Health (RH) - refers to the state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. This implies that people are able to have a safe and satisfying sex life, that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. This further implies that women and men attain equal relationships in matters related to sexual relations and reproduction;
UNDERSTANDING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH “a state of complete physical, mental andsocial well-being and...not merely the absence ofdisease or infirmity, in all matters relating to thereproductive system and its functions andprocesses.”-ICPD Sex is the first stage of the process of reproduction. Reproductive health delves deeply on theindividuals sexual attitude and conduct.
THE SECOND SENTENCE PARTICULARIZES THE FIRST PART OF THE DEFINITION“Reproductive health therefore implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.”- ICPD FACT: Nobody can get pregnant exactly at the time desired , but a person can make ways to avoid pregnancy .
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS THE ABILITY TO HAVE A SATISFYING AND SAFE SEX LIFE . AND EVADE OR AVOIDE PREGNANCY /REPRODUCTION.NOTE: Does not distinguish whether married or unmarried, young or old, male or female or hetero or homosexual
Objection No. 2 Government will be spending millions, even billions, of taxpayers money for the purchase of condoms and contraceptives
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS Implicit in this last condition are the right of men and women to be informed [about] and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, as well as other methods of birth control which are not against the law, and the right of access to appropriate health-care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.-ICPDEssentially Reproductive Health Rights does not onlyempowers the citizens to be “Reproductively healthy”but also grants the right to government subsidizedcontraceptives. (Some countries include abortion)
SENATE BILL 2865(The Reproductive Health Act of 2011) Reproductive Rights - refers to the rights of individuals and couples, to decide freely and responsibly whether or not to have children; the number, spacing and timing of their children; to make other decisions concerning reproduction, free of discrimination, coercion and violence; to have the information and means to do so; and to attain the highest standard of sexual health and reproductive health;
SENATE BILL 2865Sec 4.(e) Family Planning - refers to a programwhich enables couples and individuals todecide freely and responsibly the numberand spacing of their children and to havethe information and means to do so, andto have access to a full range of safe,affordable, effective, and modern methodsof preventing or timing pregnancy;
SEC. 9. Family Planning Supplies asEssential MedicinesThe National Drug Formulary shall includehormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices,injectables and other safe, legal and effectivefamily planning products and supplies inaccordance with Section 17 (d). These productsand supplies shall also be included in the regularpurchase of essential medicines and supplies of allnational and local hospitals, provincial, city, andmunicipal health offices, including rural healthunits.
Objection No. 3The bill misleads that thepopulation is a problem thatneeds to be controlled
IS THE PHILIPPINES OVER-POPULATED? ONE HUNDRED MILLION FILIPINOS CAN COMFORTABLY FIT IN BICOL REGION ALONE BICOL REGION has a Land mass of 18,114 km² = 18,114,000,000 m² Divide 18,114,000,000 m² / 100,000,000 = 181.14 m² per Filipino 724.56 square meter of land PerBICOL REGION Filipino family of four
HUMAN POPULATION WAS GREATER BEFORE THEGREAT FLOOD BECAUSE MEN LIVED UPTO 900 Years World Population Since Creation by Lambert DolphinAlthough it is difficult to obtain an actual value of worldpopulation at the time of the flood, 5 to17 billion people wouldappear to be reasonable populations, with an average of around10 billion.
HUMAN POPULATION WAS GREATER BEFORE THE GRAT FLOOD BECAUSE MEN LIVED UPTO 900 Years “This variation could make the estimate of 1,656 years between the creation and the flood off by a few years. If we assume that the average life span was only 400 years (a very generous estimate), and that the average family only had 6 children (again a generously low estimate) starting at the age of 80, then we can calculate the population of the world just before the flood to be about 7 billion people! This is greater than the current world population. The population before the flood was so high because the people lived so long.” -LA VISTA CHURCH OF CHIRST ARTICLE And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3
GOD CONTROLED HUMAN POPULATION and SET UP CIVIL GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF SIN Be fruitful and Multiply Be fruitful and “Whoever sheds human Multiply but (Man blood, given the by humans shall their responsibility to blood be shed; police for in the image of God themselves(Gen 9Sin in man caused has God made mankind. 7 As for you, be fruitful and 6-7)destruction and violence increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” (Gen 9:6-7)Population of sinful manfilled the world with The Greatviolence Flood And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Gen 6:3 Before After Gen 6:3 Gen 6:3 Shem = 600 yearsAdam = 930 years Arphaxad = 438 yearsSeth = 912 years Salah = 433 years Eber = 464 yearsEnosh = 905 years Peleg = 239 years Reu = 239 yearsCainan = 910 years Serug = 230 yearsMahalalel = 895 years Nahor = 148 years Terah = 205 yearsJared = 962 years Abraham = 175 yearsEnoch =365 years Ishmael = 137 years Isaac = 180 yearsMethuselah = 969 years Jacob (Israel) = 147 yearsLamech = 777 years Joseph = 110 yearsNoah = 950 years Moses = 120 years Joshua = 110 years 120 Year Life Span of Man
1. NSSM 200 : National Security Study Memorandum 200: IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH FOR THE U.S. SECURITY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS By Henry Kissinger – April 14, 19742. NSDM 314 : National Security Decision Memorandum 314: IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH FOR U.S. SECUTIRY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS By Sec. Brent Scowcroft Nov. 26, 19753. WORLD POPULATION PLAN OF ACTION - Targeted against 13 nation with “uncontrolled population growth!” USING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO COERCE POOR COUNTRIES TO INSTALL DE-POPULATION, BIRTH LIMITATION PARAMETERS IN ALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
The Most Reliable Measure of Population Change TOTAL FERTILITY RATE »Average number of children a woman will have over her period of reproductive life 14-49 yrs. old
1960 6.7 Children1980 4.7 Children 1990 4.7 (?) Children (3.3)2000 2.7 (ADB) Note: REPLACEMENT FERTILITY is 2.1 œ Number of Births and just enough to replace deaths
HOW MANY BIRTHS DO WE NEED TO REPLACE OUR DEATHS? Total WRA = 20,187,179 At end of (2005) X 2.1 / WRA Replacement Fertility of = 42,393,076 Total Required Projected Replacement Births = Half of whom must be girls!
SO --- 20,187,179 WRA X .15 MWRATotal MWRA: 3,028,077 X 2 births 6,056,154 BIRTHSwill yield only = is only 30% of REQUIRED REPLACEMENT BIRTHS… LEADING TO OUR RACIAL EXTINCTION!
Objection No. 4Reproductive Health andReproductive Rights are thefoundations of the dogma oflegalized abortion.
The Center is a legal innovator seeking to fundamentally transform the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide.Our Issues reflect what a womanneeds to direct her own life and make healthy decisions: Legal, safe, and affordable Contraception and Abortion.
Imposing Misery: The Impact of ManilasContraception Ban on Women and Families “Likhaan, ReproCen, and the Center for Reproductive Rights are working to ensure that Manila residents have easy and affordable access to a full range of family planning options, in accordance with the Philippines’ obligations under constitutional, national, and international law. In addition, these three organizations have called on the new mayor, Alfredo S. Lim, who took office this July, to revoke the ban.”