RH Law Misconception #2

  • The Reproductive Health (RH) Law does not promote sexual promiscuity.

Clarification

Section 4 (Definition of Terms) of the proposed bill states:

  • c. Reproductive Health -- the state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. This implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so, provided that these are not against the law.

The law will guarantee children and teenagers (since they are “people”) the right to have a satisfying and safe sex life with anyone, and to decide if, when and how often to reproduce. Hence, children have the right to have information and access to contraceptives, and to learn all possible options in case they get pregnant, including abortion, which “unfortunately” (as they will be made to fee), is still illegal.

Parents who object to this “right” act against the law, a law which of course goes against the parents' inherent right to educate their children.

Excerpt from Misconceptions and Clarifications on Issues Related to Humanae Vitae and the Reproductive Health Law in Philippine Congress by Rev. Fr. Gregory D. Gaston, SThD

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