FAITH BASED GROUPS CALLS ON CONGRESS TO VOTE ON THE RH BILL NOW!!!

this is a press release of PNGOC

Manila, March 23, 2012 – The Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare Inc. (PNGOC) headed by its Executive Director, Dr. Eden R. Divinagracia in partnership with Bishop Rodrigo Tano, chair of the Interfaith Partnership for the Promotion of Responsible Parenthood (IPPRP) urge congresspersons that whatever their faith might be to vote on the RH Bill NOW!

PNGOC and IPPRP believe that having a sound and comprehensive Reproductive Health (RH) policy that is rights-based and central to the measure is freedom of informed choice can help alleviate the lives of every Filipino people.

With a RH bill in place, it will benefit every family as the state shall guarantee the human rights of all persons; it shall include the right to universal access to reproductive health information and services. The bill shall give couples, individuals and women the right to decide freely and responsibly whether or not to have children; to determine the number, spacing and timing of their children; to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence; to have relevant information; and to attain the highest condition of sexual and reproductive health.

PNGOC is a national umbrella network of 97 member NGOs that believes that NOW is the right time for the passage of a Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood, and Population Development policy to recognize the needs of our women, children and families.

1 thought on “FAITH BASED GROUPS CALLS ON CONGRESS TO VOTE ON THE RH BILL NOW!!!”

  1. Both PNGOC and IPPRP should read the Paper on World Population
    Ageing (2009) by the Population Division of the Department of Economic
    and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations–the third in a series, the
    first released in 2002 and the second in 2007:

    http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/WPA2009/WPA2009_WorkingPaper.pdf

    This Paper (surprisingly prepared by the population reduction advocate
    itself, the U.N.) suggests that the real concern is NOT about a population that
    is exploding, but a population that is rapidly AGING and its impact, among
    others, on government pension systems (such as SSS and GSIS) and what it refers
    to as the “potential support ratio” worldwide engendered by a falling Total
    Fertility Rate (TFR) against the fact that people are simply living longer and
    not dying earlier.

    Here’s the latest (20 March 2012) on “ageing,” this time from China:

     http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/20/china-next-generation-ageing-population

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