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RH Bill summary by Rochelle


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RH Bill summary by Rochelle

  1. 1. The Reproductive Health bills, or popularly known as RH bill, are Philippine Bills aiming to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care. It is a way of helping people to be more advance, well prepared, and to widen up each and every individuals mind setting about our society now a days. There is this top agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health care, there is great debate on its proposal that we taxpayer and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as birth control pills (BCPs) and IUDs, and as the government continue campaigning to broadcast a good information's and effect on its use through health care centers nationwide.
  2. 2. It’s been almost 14years since RH bill was proposed to congress in 1988; countless debates have been going on ever since on whether it would really benefit the country and our people? The CBCP and Roman Catholic Church strongly protest the bill because it’s immoral and according to them will set the stage for other anti-life laws or so-called D.E.A.T.H. bills (acronym for death, euthanasia, abortion, twochild policy, and homosexuality).
  3. 3. Everyone has been talking about this RH bills, for some agreed and some don’t. I could say that in some part of each individuals, RH bills may help and it may brings into some point also that it may trigger to do such thing that will ruin someone’s life. But as the saying goes that every ‘lil thing that is too much is not good. So, it depends on how we’re going to take it and treat it as long as we are only motivated to do good and focus only to what could bring us a healthy and happy life then I think it will help.
  4. 4. The advantage of Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines is that hopes to provide midwives for skilled attendance to childbirth and emergency obstetric care, even in geographically isolated and depressed areas. Thus, the one of the causes of maternal mortality, that arising from unattended births, will be addressed.
  5. 5. The disadvantage of the Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines is the undue focus being given to reproductive health and population and development, when many more urgent and important health problems need to be addressed in the country, those that cause a significant number of deaths across the country such as cardiovascular diseases and infections. Financial resources allotted by foreign donors to assist the Philippine government programs could actually be better spent towards pursuing health programs targeting communicable diseases than purchasing artificial contraceptives.
  6. 6. Here are the examples of the contraceptives: