Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Philippine Reproductive Law Party Hard Opposed Church

High Court of the Philippines on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, passed a law Reproductive Health (RH) which is believed to alter the fate of millions of poor families in the country. Therefore, the existence of the law is expected to control the birth rate in the Philippines.

Reporting from the news station Channel News Asia, with the law, the government health centers are required to submit condoms and birth control pills for free. In the Law, also required that schools provide education about sex.

In addition, the Act also legalized medical care for patients who have had an abortion. Health workers also will receive training in family planning.

In fact, the passing of the Act was strongly opposed by the Catholic Church. They have been campaigning to oppose the establishment of family planning for over 15 years. Therefore, the church group did not agree with contraception.

"This monumental decision re-enforce the separation between church and state affairs. Fact, re-affirmed the supremacy of secular government in various matters such as health and social-economic development," said the legislator, Edcel Lagman, who comment on the court decision.

Enforcement of the law has long been supported by President Benigno Aquino. He passed a law that since December 2012.

However, it was delayed enforcement of rules in the Supreme Court after the group petitioned the church. According to them, it does not rule according to the constitution.

Catholic Church group that became a model more than 80 percent of the Philippine population, then staged a protest against the law. They call it the devil's law. They also threatened to excommunicate Aquino.

Open Revolution

One of the opponents of the law of the hardliners, a former member of the senate, Francisco Tatad, warns enforcement of the law can open an open revolution.

"This means disobedience of civil society, at the most extreme level have shown the existence of an open revolution," Tatad wrote a column in the Manila Times newspaper comments.

In the previous Philippine political history, the Church leaders proved helped spark the revolution that overthrew two two President. Church groups also feel they have influence in Parliament and the government-owned legal entity.

Even so, not all people in the Philippines have a conservative mindset. This is evident from a survey conducted by a group of distinguished researchers, the Social Weather Stations. From the results of the survey showed 84 percent of Filipinos agree that the government should provide free family planning options. One of these contraceptives.

While as many as 72 percent of Filipinos agree with the Reproductive Health Act. The law was also approved by human rights groups of women. With the law, it can be a powerful tool to fight poverty and reduce the birth rate of 3.54 percent. That figure is the highest birth rates in the world.
(see also: jual pakan burung)

According to data from the World Health Organization in 2010 ago, more than a third of the population in Manila, amounting to 14 million live in slums and do not have access to improved sanitation.

In fact, data from the British charity, Merlin, Mother 14-15 calls in the Philippines die every day as a result of childbirth.


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