Rh Bill Essay

1327 WordsMar 10, 20126 Pages
The aim of this paper is to present the counter arguments surrounding the current issue with regards of the Reproductive Health Bill and my stand with this controversy. The arguments will be based on my opinion and some articles regarding the RH bill. First we define economics, as a social science analyzing the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The relation of the Reproductive Health Bill in Economics is that it can be classified as under health economics which concerns with the issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value and behavior in the production and consumption of health and health care. Before I state my stand,I will discuss a brief overview with the now pending RH bill or the "The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act of 2011”. It must be noted that other bills are already existing aiming to promote reproductive health specifically these are the House Bill No. 96 and Senate Bill 2378. The bill now being debated aims to bind these other bills into one bill and adding other provisions. It will also be in a national scope rather than the present condition where it is to be delegated to local government units where it will now depend on the local government executives on the implementation. As written in Manila Bulletin, the Reproductive Health Bill, popularly known as the RH Bill, aims to guarantee universal access to methods and information on birth control and maternal care (Mercene, 2011). If ever approved to be a law, a part of the tax being paid by the Filipino people and along with other private sectors will serve as the source of fund to support the law. In relation with this controversy, I am in the stand of favoring to pass the bill. Most of the people who opposes to the bill are religious groups saying that some provisions of the bill contradict the teachings of the

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