This post first came out in my other blog Politika-et-Kultura on February 23, 2011. The original RH Bill discussed below had revisions since then, but the current version that was eventually passed as The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (informally known as the RH Law) by Congress and the Senate, is for me just as unsatisfactory as the original. I believe it's provisions are unethical and detrimental to all stakeholders involved. The implementation of the RH Law was put on hold by the Supreme Court early last year and will be decided on April, this year. Because of this, I decided to copy it here on my health/ethics blog, with the sole purpose of reminding myself, why I am against the RH Law.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The past few days, there has been so much debate on the Philippine Reproductive Health (RH) Bill both in mainstream and social media due to the fact that this week Congress will be voting on it. For the record, I am an Anti-RH Bill advocate, BUT I realized that the only way to conclude this never ending debate that is not doing this country any good, is to PASS THAT FREAKIN' BILL!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Daily Telegraph, a UK paper has this health article posted on their website. The title is Hospitals "letting patients die to save money". It should not surprise me since euthanasia seems to be a desirable option now-a-days for people in more developed countries who does not want to suffer from a debilitating or terminal illness. But still, news like this continue to surprise me simply because I believe in the sanctity of life and no one, absolutely no one has a right to take it away.