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February 17, 2011

10 Things You Should Know about the Reproductive Health Bill

Learn the basics about the RH Bill. By Ana Santos
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Reproductive health is not just a poor woman’s concern. Many brush off the need for the RH Bill thinking that it is only about sex and only for women who cannot afford to purchase modern contraception pills and condoms. But reproductive health is everyone’s concern. Think about every person you know (or are related to) who has had: a) an unwanted pregnancy, b) an additional pregnancy they could not afford, c) has considered terminating a pregnancy, or d) who has suffered from pregnancy-related complications and you will know that RH should concern every person who is able to bring life into the world and bear what should be the joyful responsibility of caring for it.

Read on for a no-nonsense run down of what the RH Bill means and why it’s relevant to you.

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  • Jersey Feb 17 2011 @ 12:54am Report Abuse
    Just earlier, I asked my workmates what's this RH all about because it's over in news and twitter. Now I know! Thank you FN for simplifying the news! :)
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  • kawen Feb 17 2011 @ 08:41am Report Abuse
    Thanks for the info FN! I think as women we should have an open mind and consider this. :)
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  • Jan Feb 17 2011 @ 09:26am Report Abuse
    Knowledge is power. Read and learn before you believe the lies.
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  • reeya Feb 17 2011 @ 09:58am Report Abuse
    very informative.hope this bill will be implemented soon.
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  • Hella C. Hindriks Feb 17 2011 @ 03:03pm Report Abuse
    I hope the RH bill survives the onslaughts of the Catholic Church.Couples should be able to decide how many children they can afford to feed and educate properly! Remember, A Catholic education does not come free!

    Prevention not abortion!

    I prefer quality to quantity anytime!.
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  • edward Feb 18 2011 @ 01:23am Report Abuse
    The dialectics is all good. But I've researched the results of implementing RH bills in other countries. Most of them have been harmful to women, psychologically and physically. The culture of the people are also affected. They don't value life as much.
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  • tootsie Feb 18 2011 @ 04:41pm Report Abuse
    have you read the contents of the RH Bill? what was presented were 10 things only...
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  • Yima Feb 22 2011 @ 08:40pm Report Abuse
    I personally agree that RH Bill should be implemented for it could gives a lot of benefits to all of us. Too bad,some information given by our theology teacher in our school about RH Bill are mistakenly being taught.
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  • james May 17 2011 @ 01:04pm Report Abuse
    This is very informative... RH bill is fine...

    so why is the catholic church acting exagerated on this issue? i cannot understand them, specially when a priest asked noynoy to imprison all of them who does not support RH bill?
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  • Greg Garcia Sep 11 2012 @ 03:02am Report Abuse
    This is a very misleading article and individuals should do some real research to make an informed decision. These 10 items are exactly what the PRO RH camp would like the general public to think about the bill. However, once you actually read the bill and the proposed amendments it does not take much to realize it is a population control bill at its core. The RH Bill won't affect the middle and upper class as much as those living below the poverty line.

    All the items in the bill, when it comes to contraception, are already available to anyone anytime but the bill wants to make these items free (targeting the poor) and mislead people to think that this is a best solution to unplanned pregnancy and STDs. Planned Parenthood a major backer of the Bill already had to announce that the major cause of unplanned teen pregnancy is not failure to use contraception but the failure of contraception to work. If you support the bill because of the 10 items in this blog post then you have been mislead.
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