Despite support from the President, the controversial reproductive health bill is not among the priority bills of the House of Representatives when it opens its 2nd regular session on Monday, July 25, 2011.
Will PNoy reiterate his declaration of support for the RH Bill in his State of the Nation Address? Will the RH Bill gain headway when Congress resumes? Proponents and opponents of the controversial measure will debate again, this time in 140 characters via the hashtag #TweetConPH.
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The RH bill offers a comprehensive package of reproductive health measures including, but not limited, to artificial methods of contraception. It does not compel anyone into availing of these. Nobody is proposing to go door-to-door to poke diaphragms into women of reproductive age or perform vasectomies on Catholic priests.
MANILA, Philippines—Morality and medicine dominated the televised debate on the Reproductive Health bill, which aired on May 22 on GMANewstv. Six representatives each from the pro and anti-RH bill side argued over the moral and health issues surrounding House Bill 4244, or the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2011,which, among others, [...]
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But Senate president is clearly against it. ‘I do not want to tinker with God’s design.’
Here’s the full text of House Bill 4244, more popularly known as the RH bill, as reported out by the House Committee on Population and Family Relations.
‘The end products of this bill are promiscuity, insensibility, amorality’
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