If it even goes to the point of hurt, offense, getting ridiculed and destroyed, our earthly battle promises a heavenly reward and the cheers of the elect from age to age. They must have the courage of their intellectual conviction.
Employers shall inform employees of the availability of family planning. The bill will provide proper education about the options available to Filipino couples in reaching their ideal family size. How could they argue that contraceptives allegedly worth billions of pesos must be given to women to avert pregnancy risks when contraceptives have been known to cause cardiac problems, which are the No.
A survey conducted in by the Social Weather Stationscommissioned by the Forum for Family Planning and Development FFPDa non-government advocacy group, showed that 68 percent of Filipinos agree that there should be a law requiring government to distribute legal contraceptives.
Ignorant and condemnatory statements have been made, invoking a rigid kind of Catholic theologizing completely out of touch with temporal realities. We find precisely that merit in the RH bill, a measure that favors education over misinformation.
They want to have their cake and eat it, too. More than that, however, the RH bill will address the sad realities that often characterize the lives—and even cause the deaths—of too many of our fellow Filipinos, especially of women living in poverty.
While religious viewpoints must be respected in the debates on the bill, arguments from religion must also be seen in light of the dire need for organized and concrete human action that would address human realities.
Among those who originally knew of the bill, the score is 84 percent in favor, and 6 percent opposed. The immediate outcry against the professors summarily dismissed the argument that the bill stands in line with Catholic social teaching.
Proponents such as 14 Ateneo de Manila University professors, argued thus: Both artificial and natural methods of contraception will be at their disposal to give them the freedom to choose the method most appropriate for them.
Professors who are affiliated with UST must respect the stand of the University against the RH bill as they are part of an institution which is fundamentally bound with Catholic faith and teachings. The country is not a welfare state: It provides that "the government shall ensure that all women needing care for post-abortion complications shall be treated and counseled in a humane, non-judgmental and compassionate manner".
In reality, that is exactly what the nation needs more of—openness to dissent and dialogue. It is a pontifical institution—the second to be so named in world history. The two party-list representatives strongly state that poverty is not due to over-population but because of inequality and corruption.
Thus, for these women, abortion has become a family planning method, in the absence of information on and access to any reliable means to prevent an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy". Hearken to our plea: A total of Ateneo professors supported the RH bill in their Aug.
For example, the study of Ross Levine and David Renelt, which covered countries over 30 years versus a University of the Philippines study of 3 countries over a few years.
There are several studies cited by those who support the bill: How could they argue that an RH measure would be needed to lower maternal mortality when the Philippine government not too long ago had told the United Nations that it was on track to meet the Unesco millennium development goals byone of which was the lowering of maternal deaths?
They emphasized that the bill "promotes quality of life, by enabling couples, especially the poor, to bring into the world only the number of children they believe they can care for and nurture to become healthy and productive members of our society". Throughout its year history, The Varsitarian has certainly had many moments of brilliance, but this most recent piece is an unfortunate stain on that record.
For these women, terminating a pregnancy is an anguished choice they make in the face of severe constraints. But they must resign from UST.Editorial.
Pass the RH bill. by Karen Fuentes • Published 15 September, at AM. Fourteen years after its first incarnation, House Bill No.commonly known as the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, is nearer.
Mar 28, · The top business groups in the country have added their voice to those calling for the implementation of the Reproductive Health or Responsible Parenthood Law.
The pro RH bill may have won the battle through the vote of a tarnished Congress but more Filipinos, whether Catholic or non-Catholic won the war.
It put the debate on good governance on the table. Aug 06, · Three Inquirer editorial cartoons versus the RH bill Even as some of the columnists of the Philippine Daily Inquirer vie with one another in defaming the Church over the issue of the RH bill, the veteran editorial cartoonist of the same newspaper, Mr.
Jess Abrera, continues to defy the currents with his editorial cartoons versus the RH bill. “The RH bill lists as the third element of reproductive health care the ‘proscription of abortion and management of abortion complications’, and in Sec.
3, it lists ‘care for post-abortion complications for women’ as its 9th Guiding killarney10mile.com ‘management of post-abortion complications’ phrase is the most horrible part of the RH bill because of its.
This is an archive for open letters and declarations, illustrations, treatises, opinion pieces, interviews and videos that support the orthodox Catholic position on the so-called "Reproductive Health Law" passed by the Philippine Legislature and signed into law in DecemberDownload