A CALL FOR A VOTE FOR THE RH BILL
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A CALL FOR A VOTE FOR THE RH BILL

    1. Paolo Antonio Fernando
    2. Petition by

      Paolo Antonio Fernando

      Taguig, Philippines

We, the undersigned are urging Congress to deliberate and vote on the Reproductive Health Bill immediately.  The Reproductive Health (RH) Bill has been pending in Congress since 1998. The RH bill when passed into law would have supported comprehensive programs including sexuality education, family planning and maternal and child health. The Bill drew ire from the Catholic church, the dominant religious sect in the country, and as a result has languished in Congress for more than 15 years, numerous versions and re-writes were made, but still to no avail.

We believe, if passed, the RH Bill will pave the way for profound changes in access to reproductive health programs and services in the Philippines. In 2008, an estimated 10.2 million women were at risk for unintended pregnancy. Abortion continues to grow, abortion estimate at 400,000 to 500,000. Some studies say that this is even higher at nearly 800,000, one of the highest rates in Asia.

The RH Bill is a mechanism to uplift the stature of living of common Filipino people. Its passage will prioritize the health of women, children and families, and where food and economic security and environmental sustainability would be attainable goals.

Let us call the attention of legislators and let us urge them to ACT NOW AND VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE RH BILL!

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    • Dietrich Schwägerl OTTOBRUNN, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      Family planning is a social and ecolical MUST. Don't let it be sabotaged from fundamentalistic sectarian arrogance.

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    • Richard Grace SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      For the health of women for without them none of us would be here.

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    • David Richer INVERURIE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      The Catholic Church has a very outdated approach to population and must move into the 21st century where there is no need for women to endure extreme hardship associated with unwanted pregnancy, childbirth and child care in a world that does not have the natural resources required to support such a ridiculous situation. Legislators must pass the RH Bill to free women from reproductive slavery which has condemned them to a poor quality of life for hundreds of years.

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    • James Morrow BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      It would be immoral not to...

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    • Lucille Dagpin-Galicha DAVAO, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      Because there is more to RH Bill than what the anti-RH bill protesters have been afraid of and spreading misconceptions about.

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