Filipinos and the reproductive health bill

The Revision coming from 3. Spain has liberalized its laws to allow abortion on broad grounds and yet we are left to contend with our old colonial laws. The law provides for the following among other things: Second Quarter Social Weather Survey. When women who had attempted an abortion were asked their reasons for doing so, their top three responses were: However, just 10 days before that, the Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a status quo ante or restraining order against the RH Law for days,2 during which period it would review the petitions challenging the new law itself; oral arguments before the Supreme Court had been set to begin on June 18,or six months since the enactment by Congress.

Last February 24,Spain approved a new law on abortion that further eases restrictions by allowing the procedure without restrictions up to 14 weeks and gives and year olds the right to have abortions without parental consent.

Lagman explained that "Globally, the new number of reported cases of HIV infections and deaths has dropped by nearly 20 percent.

The cumulative total cases of HIV from Jan. Among families with one child, only 2. InUSAID started its phase out of a 33 year old program by which free contraceptives where given to the country.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message Fourteen professors from Ateneo de Manila Universitya prominent Catholic University, considering the empirical evidence of the dire socioeconomic conditions of the Filipino poor, urged that the bill be passed to help them.

Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. It is not subversive of the political order. This article summarizes the elements of the Reproductive Health Law, as well as the arguments for and against its enactment.

The position of these Christian bodies was supported by the Islamic clerics in the Philippines. They announced that "Catholic social teachings recognize the primacy of the well-formed conscience over wooden compliance to directives from political and religious authorities", urging Catholic authorities to withdraw their opposition the bill.

It can help the poor escape the vicious cycle of poverty by giving them options on how to manage their sexual lives, plan their families and control their procreative activities.

Leave no woman behind: Economic studies, especially the experience in Asia, [9] show that rapid population growth and high fertility rates, especially among the poor, exacerbate poverty and make it harder for the government to address it.

In the Senate, Sen. As of the time of writing of this article, with the status quo ante restraining order by the Supreme Court — a setback, if temporary, for the new RH law — it may be said that the war for reproductive health rights in the Philippines has not yet been won.

House Bill 96 replaces "have a satisfying and safe sex life" with "enjoy responsible and safe sex" but is otherwise identical in its definition. The law mandates every city and municipality to employ an adequate number of midwives and other skilled attendants.

Emerciana de Jesus and Luzviminda Ilagan wanted to delete three provisions which state that "gender equality and women empowerment are central elements of reproductive health and population and development", which integrate responsible parenthood and family planning programs into anti-poverty initiatives, and which name the Population Commission as a coordinating body.

The Center for Reproductive Rights has worked on reproductive health issues throughout Asia, with major campaigns addressing issues ranging from maternal mortality in India to access to modern contraception in the Philippines.

Among those who learned of the bill for the first time because of the survey, the score is 59 percent in favor, versus 11 percent opposed. Key definitions House Bills andand Senate Bill define the term "reproductive health care" as follows: They illustrate the connection between rapid population growth and poverty by comparing the economic growth and population growth rates of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, wherein the first two grew more rapidly than the Philippines due to lower population growth rates.

Their inclusion in the National Drug Formulary will enable government to purchase contraceptives and not merely rely on unpredictable donations. Labor Force Survey, Philippines, Dec 18,  · Supporters of a landmark reproductive health bill celebrated as the Philippine Congress passed legislation on Monday to help the country’s poorest women gain access to birth control.

The Philippines has recently passed a law on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health after several decades of controversy and public debate.

REPRoductIvE HealtH at a GLANcE THE WORLD BANK June Philippines: MdG 5 Status child bearing, the Reproductive Health Bill has been in leg-islative debates for over two decades. The Bill advocates a Filipinos at in contrast to among the wealthiest (Figure 2).

Reproductive health - is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the.

Philippine Supreme Court Upholds Historic Reproductive Health Law

Filipinos are clamoring for the passage of the Reproductive Health Care Bill (RH bill) into law. The national and Manila City surveys of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) both confirm that majority of Filipinos want the RH. The reproductive health bill should go beyond the demographic data and ensure the delivery of quality health care services by proper implementation.

This bill endorses the education on and access to both natural and artificial family planning techniques.5/5(9).

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