"Respect for, protection and fulfillment of reproductive health and rights seek to promote the rights and welfare of couples, adult individuals, women and adolescents."
-rights of couples, yes. rights of adult individuals, so-so. adolescents? oh my, please! who wants their adoloscent kids to have sex as much as they want to because they have this bill allowing them of their "right?" if you intend to teach these kids really, teach them to be moral according to the teachings of the Church and not the teachings of the state.
"The provision of medically safe, legal, accessible, affordable and effective reproductive health care services and supplies is essential in the promotion of people’s right to health, especially of the poor and marginalized."
-yeah right, poor again. you are using the poor again. "Medically safe?" Then how come countries like Japan suffers with such a high rate of AIDS when in fact they are using condoms and other types of contraceptives? Then why does the International Agency for Research on Cancer says that oral contraceptives are considered as part of the First Group or carcinogens (or those that causes cancer)?
"While this Act recognizes that abortion is illegal and punishable by law, 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."
-"...needing care for post-abortion complications...." i think there's something with this statement. On the first part you're saying you recognize that abortion is illegal, and yet on the latter part, you mentioned about treating post-abortion. Isn't that a clear implication that it is actually pro-abortion? Hmmm...
"The State likewise guarantees universal access to medically-safe, legal, affordable, effective and quality reproductive health care services, methods, devices, supplies and relevant information and education thereon even as it prioritizes the needs of women and children, among other underprivileged sectors."
-"Universal access," does that mean we can buy contraceptives anytime, anywhere? Like, without the doctor's prescription? So that means, teens could buy it and enjoy the pleasure of engaging to sex? Wow!
"Each province and city, with the assistance of the DOH, shall establish or upgrade hospitals with adequate and qualified personnel, equipment and supplies to be able to provide emergency obstetric and neonatal care. For every 500,000 population, there shall be at least one (1) hospital with comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care and four (4) hospitals or other health facilities with basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care; Provided, That people in geographically isolated and depressed areas shall be provided the same level of access."
-are you kidding? let's face it, at these times, you are not providing "the same level of access" already, so how sure are the people that you will really use the money to "establish or upgrade hospitals with adequate and qualified personnel, equipment and supplies?"
"...PhilHealth shall pay for the full cost of family planning."
-Does that mean, we need to pay extra for this new service that they will offer? Hmmm... Shall there be an assurance that everyone will get the said benefit when they want to?
"Products and supplies for modern family planning methods shall be part of the National Drug Formulary and the same shall be included in the regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals and other government health units."
-"Regular purchace?" So it really means it's gonna be accessible! Really! WOW! I wonder where these people's conscience are. No, I am not holy, but yes, I have conscience - at least.
"A multi-dimensional approach shall be adopted in the implementation of policies and programs to fight poverty."
-Sounds nice, but i believe this bill is NOT the answer to eliminate poverty in this country. Many times that the word "poor" have been used, but are this really for the poor? Shall this bill really fight poverty or give another room for corruption in the government? People, stop using the poor. Please!
"All serious and life threatening reproductive health conditions such as HIV and AIDS, breast and reproductive tract cancers, obstetric complications, menopausal and post-menopausal related conditions shall be given the maximum benefits as provided by PhilHealth programs."
-Good but funny. Should we wait until a lot of women suffer from the effects of these contraceptives later on or should we stop it now? Remember, pills are GROUP 1 of carcinogens or those that leads greater chances of cancer.
"Age-appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education shall be taught by adequately trained teachers in formal and non-formal educational system starting from Grade Five up to Fourth Year High School using life skills and other approaches."
-Hmmm... I think I have to oppose to the age bracket. I remember seeing then the proposed module/booklet that the educators will be using when teaching sex education. I guess that was years ago. I saw it on TV. I felt disgusted. Come on! Did you see the illustrations of those booklets? That was really leading kids to curiousity and not otherwise. I still believe that sex should be taught in a more appropriate manner and in a more appropriate age bracket, or best, let parents educated their kids. That is their role anyway.
"Prohibition: Any healthcare service provider, whether public or private, who shall: Refuse to extend health care services and information on account of the person’s marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, personal circumstances, or nature of work."
-So even kids could ask for it. It's clear, regardless of age. I wonder how you could take a let's say, 13 years old asking about sex education. Wow! Another probition:
"Any person who maliciously engages in disinformation about the intent or provisions of this Act."
-So what if, I am an individual who would tell my kids what is right according to what I believe in, which is against RH, and my kids, knowing the "law" (as taught in their schools) would tell authorities about it, does that mean I am already doing something against the "law," therefore i shall be imprisoned? Yes.
For further reference, the RH bill is actually violating the law. As the law says:
" The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution." (1987 Phil. Constitution Art. II Sec. 12)
-The human life starts when the sperm fuses the egg cell. There are contraceptives that are taken after sex, which means, after the meeting of the egg and the sperm. Thus, preventing that fertilized egg to fully develop. Note that ones the sperm and the egg unites, it is already considered as human as it already have 46 chromosomes (23 from male sperm, 23 from female egg), which is the requirement to complete a human being. Therefore, abortion is obtained.
"Pursuant to the natural right and duty of parents over the person and property of their unemancipated children, parental authority and responsibility shall include the caring for and rearing them for civic consciousness and efficiency and the development of their moral, mental and physical character and well-being" (Philippine Family Code Article 209)
-When this law passes, parents will no longer be in authority towards teaching their kids what is right - as per sex education is concern. For it is when parents teach their kids to do otherwise, they will be faced by the jurisdiction of the said law.