Reproductive Health Law Essay
We may hear or read news about the Reproductive Health Bill now known as the Reproductive Health Law on newspapers, televisions, radios and even on the internet, right? Though, it is now a law- underwent three readings and also signed by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, many are still arguing about it. There are people who say that this newly signed law will not be good and will not help the Philippines. There are also people who are in favor and support the law. People are murmuring this and that, these and those.
But the question is “DO we really know the provisions under the said RH Law? ” or should I say, “DO we raelly understand the law? ” That’s the weakness of us, Filipinos, we don’t understan the law fully yet we keep on murumuring. I don’t say that I am pro-RH but we should first atleast understand before we give our opinios in order not to be misunderstood or misinterpreted. So, as to fully understand the law, I will discuss in the proceeding paragraph the provisions under this very controversial and most debated RH Law. The Responsibile Parenthood and Reproductive Act of 2012 otr the Republic Act No. 0354, informalyy known as the Reproductive Health Law, is a law here in the Philippines which gaurantees the universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education and maternal care. Under Section 2 of the law which is the Declaration of Policy, it is the duty of the State to recognize and guarantee the rights of all persons including our right to equality and nondiscrimination, which means the State treats all people- rich or poor, young or old- equally and without injustice. Another right the government ensured us under Section 2 of the law is our right to health which includes the reproductive health.