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What were the main arguments of those who opposed the RH bill?

What were the main arguments of those who opposed the RH bill?

Those opposed to the Bill assert that the Philippines does not have a population problem and that the focus of public policy should instead be on the corruption problem. They argue that a large population resulting from rapid population growth is, in fact, good for the economy.

What does the Bible say about reproductive health?

First, bearing children is good and parenthood when possible is to be celebrated. From the beginning, God blessed procreation. In Genesis 1:28, God said: “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” Similarly, the psalmist says: “Behold, children are an heritage from the Lord.

What are the disadvantages of RH law?

8 Reasons Why We Should Not Pass the Philippines RH Bill

  • The Reproductive Health Bill undermines the human rights it seeks to advance.
  • It violates freedom of expression.
  • Increase in Contraceptive use leads to higher abortion rate.
  • It fails to reaffirm the Philippines’s protection of the unborn.

Why is the Church against Rizal bill?

During the 1955 Senate election, the church charged Recto with being a communist and an anti-Catholic. After Recto’s election, the Church continued to oppose the bill mandating the reading of Rizal’s novels Noli Me Tángere and El Filibusterismo, claiming it would violate freedom of conscience and religion.

What does the Bible say about a woman body?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

What is the purpose of RH law?

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, known as the RH Law, is a groundbreaking law that guarantees universal and free access to nearly all modern contraceptives for all citizens, including impoverished communities, at government health centers.

What are the advantages of RH law?

Increased access to information and services on modern contraceptive methods will reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, eliminate the need for abortion, and prevent maternal deaths. It is unfortunate though that the proposed law that could reduce the number of abortions is being opposed by fundamentalist groups.

What are the advantages of RH bill?

What does the Catholic Church say about the RH Bill?

Participants arm themselves with Bible passages and Church teachings to condemn a bill that, according to them, will destroy the family, violate life, exploit the poor, and promote promiscuity among the youth. But they do not compose the whole Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Why is there a problem with the RH Bill?

RH bill advocates attribute this problem to the poor’s lack of access to contraceptives. “We are at this level of poverty wherein we still have a few million people living at that level, they cannot pay for their own contraceptives, unfortunately,” Senator Pia Cayetano said in an interview on Rappler’s Talk Thursday.

Who are the professors that support the RH Bill?

Ateneo professors Mary Racelis (left) and Marita Castro Guevara (right) explain the statement by 14 Ateneo professors supporting the RH bill.

Is the RH bill against natural family planning?

Marita Castro Guevara, another Ateneo professor who signed the pro-RH bill statement, clarified their group is not against natural family planning (NFP) “if that is what a couple, especially a woman, would like to use.”