I just want to reach out to all pinoys and pinays out there to support an online started by the Philippine Atheists Group.
Its about the Reproductive Health Bill.
To: Philippine House of CongressIt’s for our own good as citizen of this country. We would not want to end up like China, paying tax in order to keep our children, do we?
We the undersigned express our support of HB 4110, The Reproductive Health Care Act of 4110.
We fully support the bill's principles as laid out in Section 2.
We all hope for a healthy Filipino society. We believe the bill will help us build such a society where reproductive health care is available to anyone and everyone, free of discrimination on age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and religious affiliation or non-affiliation. Where policies concerning reproductive health care that affects everyone is not dictated by any particular religion or belief system. We believe in the right to choose one's method of planning a family and spacing children, or to choose to have no children at all. The rights of the individual to choose according to his conscience don't fall under the aegis of self-proclaimed moral authorities of the religious establishment.
The Philippines is a nation of diverse religious beliefs/non-beliefs. No single belief system represents the whole diversity of Filipino religious and non-religious thought or belief nor does any of its leaders speak for all its adherents. The continued opposition by the leaders of certain sects is a clear encroachment on the rights to free choice on reproductive health methods and services of every Filipino, and trample on the rights of those who do not adhere to their beliefs. We strongly condemn the negative campaign being waged by these leaders to mislead its adherents by misrepresenting the bill's content, and by resorting to using dogmatic, unscientific, and out-moded beliefs to support its arguments.
We strongly support the legislation because we believe this is for the well-being our nation in particular and humanity in general as we face the future of a planet with limited resources.