Among the biggest and most controversial issues faced by the Philippines’ history is the great debate over the Reproductive Health Bill now known as “The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012”, different opinions arise from different people, many are against and many are supporting RH Law, but the question is, “What are the benefits of Reproductive Health Law?” , “Why is the Catholic Church are against in this law?” and the last things is “How it will affect our citizen, is Reproductive Health Law a burden or not?” What are the benefits of Reproductive Health Law?
Reproductive Health Law allows us to have the access to a full range of methods, facilities, services and supplies that contribute to reproductive health and well-being by addressing reproductive health-related problems. It also includes sexual health, the purpose of which is the enhancement of life and personal relationship.
Why the Catholic Church is against in this law?
The Catholic Church is not in favor of the Reproductive Health Bill because artificial contraceptives could possibly lead to promiscuity and the failure of implantation of a newly conceived baby if fertilization would happen to take place despite their use.On the other hand, the Catholic Church is not in favor of “natalism” at all costs, as if the “number” of children, in itself, were the unmistakable sign of authentic Christian life. Instead the Church is for responsible parenthood, meaning openness to life within marriage, and spacing of birth, only when needed for reasons of serious medical condition or grave poverty, using natural family planning methods.
How it will affect our citizen, is Reproductive Health Law a burden or not?
For me, RH bill is not a burden, there is no such law that will end up destroying its citizen. It will depend on how you will implicate it, it depends on how people will understand it, it is not immorality but as whatI am witnessing, many people are against it, Catholic church are opposing it, but right now, let’s accept the fact that we need changes, that our life must go on, there is nothing to be feared with, and it is just a matter of understanding, appreciation and acceptance.