Skip to content

Reproductive Health Bill: It’s Evil, Not Just Wrong

October 17, 2009

The Reproductive Health Bill seeks to institutionalize slavery in the Philippines…

 

If you support the RH Bill, be ready to surrender some of your rights and freedom...

THE Philippine Congress has been pushing for the enactment of a very controversial bill that would turn successful employers

into slaves. This evil bill is none other than the Reproductive Health Bill, which seeks to make it mandatory for employers to provide reproductive health services to their employees. The most proper question is not whether this proposition is legal or injurious to the interests of employers; it is whether or not a person has the right to enslave his neighbor on account of his need. Need is not a claim or a license to enslave other people.

I oppose RH Bill not on the grounds of religious argument (that it is anti-Life), but because it is not part of the function of a government to institutionalize slavery, by sacrificing one group to another group. I do not share the sentiments of the religionists and the Catholics that this bill is pro-abortion or against the sanctity of life. I believe this proposition is anti-Life, but I do not agree with the religious position and definition of the term. To me it is anti-Life in the sense that it kills man’s motivation to achieve and the value of man’s achievement. The government seeks to penalize the employers because they are economically stable and successful. It means that anyone who would achieve something in the future would be regarded as fodder for other people’s need. It means that those who love life and achievement would have to fall in line before a sacrificial altar simply on account of their achievement, while those who have not achieved would simply have to collect sacrificial offerings.

Now that Sen. Noynoy Aquino has thrown his hat into the presidential ring, he has to disclose his political platform in order to let the voters know where he stands in various social, economic and political issues that have been plaguing this economically weak country. Just recently Noynoy declared his position in regard to the controversial RH Bill. To the dismay and disappointment of most religionists and Catholics, Noynoy said he will support the bill. This reveals the naivete of the inexperienced Senator. He mentioned the ballooning population of this country as his primary reason to support the bill.

Palagay ko, meron po tayong problema sa populasyon. Palagay ko meron akong responsibilidad bilang may konsensyang tao na tumulong na yung mga batang dinadala sa mundo ay may pagkakataon na gumanda ang kanilang buhay (I believe we have a population problem. I believe I have a responsibility to help so that our children have the opportunity to live better lives),” he said. This statement simply reflects the dominant mindset of most Filipino politicians these days. They firmly believe that they have the responsibility to look after the welfare of their people. But how are they going to achieve this political yet altruistic agenda– by inflating both the power of the government and the value of our currency? By redistributing people’s wealth? By mandatory taxation? By intervention into the economy in the hope of extracting- or looting- the wealth of those who are able to produce? By bombarding the people with too may laws and edicts which ordinary people can hardly understand? With this kind of political mindset, our country is destined to damnation.

Those who believe that the state has the sanction or right to run its people’s lives and to mandate the kinds of health care services which they should take would be the ones to deliver this country to dictatorship. Universal health care demands and targets the impossible. A state cannot guarantee all the health care needs of its constituents. When a government promises to provide all the health care needs of its people, it has to look for some source of wealth. Where will the government get the money to finance its welfare state projects? Today, a government can only obtain funding from the following sources: taxpayers, foreign creditors and the central bank, which will print money out of thin air. Every time the government spends on welfare state projects, the rate of taxes or the country’s foreign debt increases. Until and unless the Filipino realize that health care is not a right, most people in this country would still support universal health care. They think that universal health care or a single-payer system is for the good of everybody, but they fail to realize the evil consequences of their collective aspiration. They never understand that their growing demands for more government grants, subsidies and interference would lead to a bigger role which the government would have to play in their lives. More public demands eventually leads to more government powers.

It is anti-Life in the sense that it kills man’s motivation to achieve and the value of man’s achievement.

This RH bill is the sum or total of the altruistic mindset of those who are pushing for and supporting its enactment. It is primarily the evil effect of the philosophy of death (of altruism), which most people embrace in this country. Once it is enacted, employers would be obliged under pain of possible imprisonment to provide reproductive services (services which are not supposed to be shouldered by employers) for their employees. This bill seeks to institutionalize slavery in this country.

I have stated the following in my previous blog: “In this predominantly Catholic country, most people regard self-interest as evil. They regard that man’s pursuit of happiness is immoral. In that essay I asked—Why is it that it is good to consider the welfare of others and not yours? The reason for this is the morality of altruism that is heavily entrenched in our religious dogmatism, educational system and traditional values. We have been taught that it is our moral duty to serve the good and welfare of others. But this kind of morality, which is altruism, is not exclusively within the domain of religion.” The Catholics and religionists are against this bill simply because it is against their religious dogma or doctrines– that it is anti-Life or it is tantamount to killing an unborn baby. But this is not the issue here. This bill must be opposed for the reason that it is designed to turn employers into slaves– that they would be forced to serve others or to provide for the needs of their employees against their will.

The Philippine’s statist government seeks to turn employers into slaves simply because they are successful. And because they are successful they have to contribute something to the society. The only premise behind this statist regulation or interference is that evil creed, which states “man is his brother’s keeper.” It is best to state that the RH Bill is the culmination or the ultimate result of the blending or amalgamation of the philosophies and ideologies of the ruling thinkers of this country— Karl Marx, Immanuel Kant, Jesus Christ, and the Catholic Church. The morality of their philosophies is that of altruism—that man has the inherent duty to serve the good and welfare of his neighbors. Marx advocated for the expansion of government authority, and popularized the following altruistic creed: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Kant distorted the essence and concept of reason, and held that man’s service for others without gaining any form of benefit is man’s duty for duty’s sake. Kant, Marx, Jesus Christ and all religionists hold that it is man’s duty to serve the interests of others, and that self-interest is evil and immoral.

The politicians in Congress believe that it is their duty to promote the common good, but the question is how are they going to achieve their altruistic agenda?

The political mantra behind the politician’s support to the RH Bill is “common good.” The politicians in Congress believe that it is their duty to promote the common good, but the question is how are they going to achieve their altruistic agenda? By turning a group of people into slaves? By sacrificing the most productive members of our society to the poor simply because the already bankrupt government can no longer support its welfare state programs? Also in my previous blog, I stated the following: “The kind of “common good” most politicians promise has no exact meaning at all. Again, the underlying morality of this “common good” is that of altruism. For collectivists (communists, socialists, fascists, Nazis and the like), the concept of “common good” lies in the sacrifice of the strong to the weak, of the competent to the inept, of the mediocre to the esteemed. Every tyrant in history exploited “common good” as a way to turn people into unthinking masses. Napoleon Bonapart relied on summum bonum or the highest good to become one of the worst rulers of France. Adolf Hitler used the same mantra and the concept of racial supremacy to stir the collective spirit of his people in the hope of propelling Nazi Germany to global dominance. Mao Zedong and Lenin brandished their kind of “common good” for the proletariat only to end up burning not merely books but bodies. That’s why Hitler said the following: “What luck for rulers that men do not think.”

Now, the main targets of this sacrificing offering—the employers—have raised their strong opposition to the impending RH Bill. As what the fictional champion of this evil, altruistic bill states— Ellsworth Toohey of The Fountainhead: “Always attack the rich. Everyone will support you—the rich first of all.”

The following is the letter of protest of a group of employers who oppose the RH Bill.

To:  Congress of the Philippines

We strongly oppose the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill (HB5043) for the following reasons:

1. AS EMPLOYERS, we do not want to be compelled to provide free reproductive health care services, supplies, devices and surgical procedures (including vasectomy and ligation) to our employees, and be subjected to both imprisonment and/or a fine, for every time that we fail to comply. (Section 17 states that employers shall provide for free delivery of reproductive health care services, supplies and devices to all workers more particularly women workers. (Definition of Reproductive Health and Rights Section 4, paragraph g, Section 21, Paragraph c and Section 22 on Penalties)

2. AS HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS, we do not want to be subjected to imprisonment and/or a fine, if we fail to provide reproductive health care services such as giving information on family planning methods and providing services like ligation and vasectomy, regardless of the patient’s civil status, gender, religion or age ( Section 21 on Prohibited Acts, Letter a, Paragraphs 1 to 5 and Section 22 on Penalties)

3. AS SPOUSES, we do not agree that our husband or wife can undergo a ligation or vasectomy without our consent or knowledge. (Section 21 on Prohibited Acts, Letter a, Paragraph 2)

4. AS PARENTS, we do not agree that children from age 10 to 17 should be taught their sexual rights and the means to have a satisfying and “safe” sex life as part of their school curriculum. (Section 12 on Reproductive Health Education and Section 4 Definition of Family Planning and Productive Health, Paragraph b, c and d)

5. AS CITIZENS, we do not want to be subjected to imprisonment and/or pay a fine, for expressing an opinion against any provision of this law, if such expression of opinion is interpreted as constituting “malicious disinformation” ( Section 21 on Prohibited Acts, Paragraph f and Section 22 on Penalties)

6. We also oppose other provisions such as losing our parental authority over a minor child who was raped and found pregnant (Section 21, a, no.3)

7. We also do not agree to the provision which reclassifies contraceptives as essential medicines (Section 10) and appropriating limited government funds to reproductive services instead of basic services (Section 23)

Thus, we urge you to immediately stop deliberations on the bill and stop wasting taxpayers money.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned

About these ads
29 Comments leave one →
  1. Joshua Lipana permalink
    October 19, 2009 3:38

    Brilliant article. I completely agree. This bill will turn employers into slaves. This is a bill that will sacrifice the most productive people for the most irresponsible.

    • Love permalink
      October 10, 2010 3:38

      psst its healthcare employers, can a lumber jack do your vasectomy, =)) try, hehe=)

  2. Geri Villas permalink
    October 19, 2009 3:38

    “This particular Bill will bring us back to slavery. ”
    — Velarde sermon on the RH Bill

    Ayn Rand fans and religious nuts seems to have the same jargon regarding RH Bill. Roman Catholic Church and Ayn Rand Cult coalition- an interesting marriage- against RH Bill.

    • Atheist Nuts permalink
      October 20, 2009 3:38

      Hmmm… It seems that Velarde read this blog before he gave his speech to his congregation. The sermon of Velarde was delivered after this blog was posted. And Mr. Gillas, it seems that you don’t ever know what you’re talking about. Show your argument which, I’m sure, is grounded on statism and altruism.

    • February 25, 2010 3:38

      The appropriate term is “alliance of convenience.” The Church and the Randists (is there a better term?) share, among other things, reverence for human life, which is being undermined by the pro-RH people.

      • February 25, 2010 3:38

        @ Aegis-Judex.

        It’s Objectivist. I have explained here our difference from the religionists… The Psychology of the Anti-Population Cult

  3. October 23, 2009 3:38

    “We strongly oppose the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill (HB5043) for the following reasons:

    1. AS EMPLOYERS, we do not want to be compelled to provide free reproductive health care services, supplies, devices and surgical procedures (including vasectomy and ligation) to our employees, and be subjected to both imprisonment and/or a fine, for every time that we fail to comply. (Section 17 states that employers shall provide for free delivery of reproductive health care services, supplies and devices to all workers more particularly women workers. (Definition of Reproductive Health and Rights Section 4, paragraph g, Section 21, Paragraph c and Section 22 on Penalties)

    2. AS HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS, we do not want to be subjected to imprisonment and/or a fine, if we fail to provide reproductive health care services such as giving information on family planning methods and providing services like ligation and vasectomy, regardless of the patient’s civil status, gender, religion or age ( Section 21 on Prohibited Acts, Letter a, Paragraphs 1 to 5 and Section 22 on Penalties)

    3. AS SPOUSES, we do not agree that our husband or wife can undergo a ligation or vasectomy without our consent or knowledge. (Section 21 on Prohibited Acts, Letter a, Paragraph 2)

    4. AS PARENTS, we do not agree that children from age 10 to 17 should be taught their sexual rights and the means to have a satisfying and “safe” sex life as part of their school curriculum. (Section 12 on Reproductive Health Education and Section 4 Definition of Family Planning and Productive Health, Paragraph b, c and d)

    5. AS CITIZENS, we do not want to be subjected to imprisonment and/or pay a fine, for expressing an opinion against any provision of this law, if such expression of opinion is interpreted as constituting “malicious disinformation” ( Section 21 on Prohibited Acts, Paragraph f and Section 22 on Penalties)

    6. We also oppose other provisions such as losing our parental authority over a minor child who was raped and found pregnant (Section 21, a, no.3)

    7. We also do not agree to the provision which reclassifies contraceptives as essential medicines (Section 10) and appropriating limited government funds to reproductive services instead of basic services (Section 23)

    Thus, we urge you to immediately stop deliberations on the bill and stop wasting taxpayers money.

    Sincerely,

    The Undersigned”

    You do know this was written by a grade schooler, probably with the help of his religion teacher (probably an Opus Dei crackpot) right?

    • Aegis-Judex permalink
      February 4, 2010 3:38

      Go ahead. Just remember: If we awaken to an aging population, you know who’s to blame.

    • Mar M permalink
      April 19, 2010 3:38

      “You do know this was written by a grade schooler, probably with the help of his religion teacher (probably an Opus Dei crackpot) right?” -Rubber Guard

      You resort to argumentum ad hominem? Are you unable to answer the seven points raised?

  4. Mar M permalink
    April 19, 2010 3:38

    “You do know this was written by a grade schooler, probably with the help of his religion teacher (probably an Opus Dei crackpot) right?” -Rubber Guard

    You resort to argumentum ad hominem? Are you unable to answer the seven points raised?

  5. October 9, 2010 3:38

    I completely agree. It summarizes all.

  6. Love permalink
    October 10, 2010 3:38

    sus ginoo, mga corrupt aristocrat lang backing the RH Bill ang gustong manghamon ng pataasan ng ihi who think they know what they’ve read, shuhada, even if you read it a thousand times, check in the dictionary/encyclopedias a million times, or argue infinitely the correct and proper understanding will not ever come to those who still do not have a genuine love in their hearts.

  7. October 18, 2010 3:38

    I am against this bill. As an entrepreneur, if this government will shove this RH financial obligation, I might as well be bankrupt. So if one of my workers ask for a vasectomy & I don’t have enough money to finance this stupidity, I am going to get jailed. This is crazy. I dont care how people go through their sex life but please spare the private sector. This government is nuts. To you Edcel Lagman, why don’t you try putting up a business? Lets see how you will survive. Sayang hindi pa uso condom noon. Sana nga ginamitan ka na lang ng condom ng parents mo para di ka na lang nabuo.
    And why can’t any hotshot company stand up against this bill?
    I see why this bill is so popular. Its because this country is full of unthinking employees who abuses every perks they can get their hands into. I say, they should include this as a salary deduction on top of tax, SSS, philhealth & pagibig, now lets see how the working class will react. I hate freeloaders. If you can’t afford then just be contented with what you have, then work your way to achieve your goals.
    Its funny, they classify contraceptives as a medicine. I mean do condoms cure common colds? Do senior citizen discount cards apply? is this non-vat?. I mean, all forms of contraceptive pills (including IUDs, vaginal caps & vaginal rings has been scientifically proven to do more damage in a woman’s body. Pill users put themselves at risk of liver, breast, cervical cancer & heart disease. Women who takes pills have lesser bone mineral density. And they classify this as a medicine?!…oh, i get it…pills are medicines used to cure the overpopulation disease.
    The press/media, worshipers of liberty rather than truth are also to be blamed for all the misconceptions that garnered the nod of this RH bill. The majority of Filipinos who parrots their stand on RH got all their information from screwed up networks.
    And to all cafeteria catholics, who call themselves the “thinking” catholics. You are all free to choose your religion. If you find it hard to swallow the teachings, then by all means, just go and look for any religion tailor-fit to your lifestyle. I don’t see any reason why you still have to be a catholic other than your birth certificate & ID’s.

    • Djcjdkdj permalink
      November 18, 2013 3:38

      Okay. At first, I completely agree with the first few paragraphs you said. Then, you suddenly targeted and turned your madness to the Catholics? When in truth, Catholics are also against RH Bill, just like you. I don’t get you people. Let’s say Catholics don’t support RH bill, but the people use condoms and birth control pills, then some will call them hypocrite and are still bad-mouthed? Now, if they defend what goes against God, which is to oppose the RH Bill, they are still labeled wrong, just to say something negative. You’re obviously not Catholic. And you are so confident to tell people, if you find it hard to swallow the teachings, then by all means, just go and look for any religion tailor-fit to your lifestyle.” This isn’t about their lifestyle, this is mainly about what is an abomination to God, because we all know, or at least to those who are familiar with the bible, fear God’s wrath. Clearly, you only care about your business being bankrupt, and not about the souls who will suffer the consequences.

  8. October 30, 2010 3:38

    REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL IS MUCH LESS EVIL AND WRONG COMPARED TO A CHURCH WHICH MEDDLES WITH POLITICAL AFFAIRS. I am glad P-Noy and Duterte made “excommunication” nonsense.

    ENSLAVERY BY RH BILL IS MUCH LESS TO BE DREADED THAN THE SLAVERY OF ROMAN-CATHOLICISM WHOSE SPANISH INQUISITION HAD KILLED 68 MILLION LIVES.

    A COUNTRY THAT IS ALWAYS INTERRUPTED BY THE AGENDA OF A CHURCH WILL NOT PROSPER. Most nations colonized by protestant England and protestant America were rich and progressive, such as Australia, India, New Zealand. But countries colonized by Roman-catholicism were poor such as Mexico, Philippines, and other superstitious developing countries.

    THIS CHURCH OPPOSES THE RH BILL, BUT HER CONSTITUENTS WERE THE FOREMOST IN VIOLATING IT. Look at some of Spain’s convents in the 1930, aren’t there fetuses, aborted infants by nuns who became pregnants? So you see, they strongly opposed it but the violators are the Roman-catholics. In this matter, the protestants are more disciplined and orderly. This church seeks to be pro-life, but her principles are coercive and brutal. Such hypocrisy is obvious. I do not believe about the purity of that church’s intentions.

    LET NOT THE ROMAN-CATHOLIC INSTITUTION REPEAT WHAT SHE DID IN THE PAST, WHEN HER RECORD WAS STAINED WITH BLOODSHED, AND THE NAME OF CHRISTIANITY DISHONOURED BECAUSE OF HER RELIGIOUS KILLINGS OF OTHER CHRISTIAN MINORITIES INCLUDING THE JEWS. Therefore this opposition by her on the RH BILL is nothing but a facade.

    • October 30, 2010 3:38

      @ Desideriius:

      I discussed this issue here… http://fvdb.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/the-right-to-ridicule/

      Also, please read my reply to your comment here.

    • Katoliko Ako permalink
      July 23, 2012 3:38

      waaaw!!! so much hatred to the Church who is considered by professional historians as the Matron of Science and builder of Western Civilization. Want proof? go ahead research, I’ m sure you know how to. Our Church taught your school to do that. How dare the Church who taught you how to make laws to protect your natural right and your human dignity to comment on the evils of your beloved RH Bill? WAKE UP!! We have fallible men like you!! But the principle of our Church’s is and will always be correct, truthful and divine. Go ask the barbarians who wanted to convert because our laws are way better. Want more? I don’t know if you can handle the truth! I was a supporter before of the bill! Why? because I dare say that i was stupid. I wised up and change my stand because i considered people as more than a piece of meat and numbers! they are people with dignity, soul and created with the image of God. And yes my Church taught me that. NO RH BILL!!!

  9. PROLIFE PHILIPPINES permalink
    March 6, 2011 3:38

    Greetings in the name of the God, Lord Almighty, Ruler of all Heaven and of Earth

    It saddens me to read such hatred. Even though I know deep in my heart that the Lord is using you as an instrument of his divine will. You may not not it or even admit it to yourself but the Lord works in mysterious ways and even in your lust for violence and horrid words, he still makes use of your efforts to undermine the evil that is the RH Bill.

    I only pray that in time, you will come to realize that we are only like ants beneath his omnipotent might and nothing we do can escape his notice. Pride comes before the fall. Remember that. I only pray that He, in his infinite goodness, will inspire you to see that everything we say or do only serves to glorify his almighty Name.

    Your sister in the Lord,
    Josie

  10. December 13, 2012 3:38

    Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website,
    how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  11. Tony Israel permalink
    December 19, 2012 3:38

    Natural evil acknowledges the RH Bill as this nation’s desire for population reduction. It won’t react according to the provisions of that Bill. Nature will abide in plain languages: drought, famine, pestilence, war, destruction, calamity or by any act of perpetrated death.

    Please understand, Mr. President.

Trackbacks

  1. Pregnancy Dates Calculator
  2. Reproductive Health Bill Revives Old War Between Two Mystics « IDEOLOGICAL SOUP
  3. The Psychology of the Anti-Population Cult « VINCENTON POST
  4. Anonymous
  5. The Catholic Priests have a Right to Influence the Government! « THE VINCENTON POST
  6. RH Bill’s Fallacy of Overpopulation-Poverty Dichotomy « THE VINCENTON POST
  7. My Hilarious Debate With a Filipino Freethinker Dimwit on PH Protectionism | THE VINCENTON POST
  8. Reproductive Health Bill: It’s Evil, Not Just Wrong | VINCENTON
  9. The Catholic Priests have a Right to Influence the Government! | VINCENTON BLOG

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 246 other followers

%d bloggers like this: