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THE RH LAW

Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

RELIGOUS EDUCATION 4: 9:30 - 10:30

CANONIGO - JAYME - LUMACTOD - LUZADA- MEDRANO - MENDOZA - OROC - SILVA


BACKGROUND
A law that guarantees universal and free access to nearly all modern

contraceptives for all citizens, including impoverished communities, at

government health centers. The law also mandates reproductive health

education in government schools and recognizes a woman's right to post-

abortion care as part of the right to reproductive healthcare.

Former President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the RH Law in December

2012

On March 19, the Supreme Court issued a status quo ante order for 120 days

that was later extended indefinitely, halting the RH Law from going into effect.

Fourteen petitions questioning the constitutionality of the law on the grounds

that it violated a range of rights, including the right to life, were consolidated

for oral arguments that began on July 9, 2013 that continued through August

2013.
ADVANTAGES
POPULATION CONTROL

MANIFESTATION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS

PROVIDES MATERNAL AND CHILD

CARE SERVICES

IT PROMOTES FAMILY PLANNING.


DISADVANTAGES
MODERN FAMILY PLANNING CONSTITUTES

TO  FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY

ENACTING THIS STATUTE WOULD ONLY

RESULT TO A HIGHER RATE OF ABORTION

ADVERSE IMPACT ON FERTILITY RATE

IT PROMOTES SEXUAL PROMISCUITY

AMONG YOUNG INDIVIDUALS


DOES THE RH LAW
VIOLATE THE
RIGHT TO LIFE? YES
IT CONTRADICTS THE 1987
CONSTITUTION ART. II SEC. 12:
ASSERTIONS
"The State shall equally protect the
life of the mother and the life of
the unborn from conception. SEXUAL INTERCOURSE IS NOT SOLELY FOR
PLEASURE BUT FOR THE FUNDAMENTAL
PURPOSE OF BRINGING LIFE INTO THIS
WORLD. BY UTILIZING ARTIFICIAL METHODS
SUCH AS THE USE OF BIRTH CONTROLS AND
THE USE OF CONTRACEPTIVES CONTRACEPTIVES, IT OBSTRUCTS LIFE FROM
ENTAIL THE PREVENTION OF EMERGING.
CONCEPTION FROM HAPPENING;
THUS, HINDERS THE UNBORN TO
ATTAIN HIS/HER FETAL RIGHTS
AND EVEN THE INHERENT RIGHT
TO LIFE.
OTHER CLAIMS

Opens leeway for poverty


people, most ≠ Population is
especially for the number of power.
youth to engage in
children
pre-marital sex.
"IT IS SAID THAT THE CHILDREN ARE THE HOPE OF OUR
NATION, SO LET US NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE UNBORN THAT
WILL EVENTUALLY LIVE AND LEAD THE NATION WE CREATE."
- PIMENTEL, J. A.

“GOD’S GREATEST GIFT IS HUMAN LIFE AND WE HAVE


THE DUTY TO PROTECT THE LIFE OF AN UNBORN CHILD.”