Topic Outline for the Argumentative Essay
Title: The Necessity of Reproductive Health in the Philippines Thesis statement: Although the church believes that the RH Bill shouldn’t be implemented, I believe that the RH Bill would benefit the Philippines and give them the knowledge on reproductive health,abolish overpopulation inthe Philippines, and give people the freedom on how they want to deal with pregnancies. Introduction: Background, problem, and thesis statement
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I. Counter-argument # 1 + Pro-argument #1
Con: The RH bill is anti-life.
Pro: People should have the right to have the knowledge on reproductive health. II. Counter-argument # 2 + Pro-argument #2
Con: Life should be treated as a gift and not be treated as a threat. Pro: Overpopulation is one of the main causes of poverty and many are suffering because of this. III. Counter-argument # 3 + Pro-argument #3
Con: Unwanted pregnancy can easily be solved by depriving oneself of sexual pleasure, that you should be married before having sex, and it also allow abortion. Pro: Giving people the freedom to do what they want and how they want to do it. Conclusion:
The RH Bill should be pushed through because it gives people the knowledge and the freedom to choose how they would live their life.
The Necessity of Reproductive Health in the Philippines
The lack of knowledge of people on reproductive health is a major problem in the Philippines. Unwanted pregnancy causes people to live their lives with the mistakes they did in the past. Is this really how we should let those people live their life? Or should we let them have a choice on how they live their lives? The RH Bill gives us the freedom to make a choice on how we live it. Although the church believes that the RH bill shouldn’t be implemented, I believe that that the RH Bill would benefit the Philippines and give them the knowledge on reproductive health, abolish overpopulation in the Philippines, and give people the freedom on how they want to deal with pregnancies.
The Catholic Church tells us that the RH Bill is anti-life and
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that if you support it then you’re not Catholic. First of all RH Bill only gives us the knowledge about reproductive health.It doesn’t tell us “Have sex with that girl and when she gets pregnant just abort the baby.”it just gives us the knowledge that we need to understand that having sex poses many threats like unwanted pregnancies, sexual diseases, and financial instability every one of these could ruin your life with the knowledge about reproductive health we can change that and lessen the chances of people getting these things. Also the right ofpeople to be informed of things is being hampered with the disapproval of the RH Bill. Information about reproductive health shouldn’t be hidden it should be shared amongst us Filipinos. In addition a lot of people are saying that the RH Bill approves of abortion. You don’t approve abortion by approving the RH Bill.
As a matter of fact, the RH Bill intensifies the drive against abortion (Quiapo, 2011). The RH Bill is trying to stop those unwanted pregnancies from ever occurring thereforethe RH Bill is trying to stop abortion. According to Pope Benedict XVI (N.A),”Selfishness and fear are at the root of (pro-abortion) legislation…We in the Church have a great struggle to defend life…life is a gift not a threat.” If life is really a gift should we let other people’s lives’ suffer just for the sake of the unborn lives that would also suffer from our own mistakes? Or should we better our economy first before letting those unborn children live? Overpopulation in our country is imminent and it is one of the main causes of poverty.
Poverty in the Philippines is rampant that most Filipinos don’t even have enough money to provide for themselves let alone having a child and when raising that child he or she wouldn’t be able to eat 3 meals a day let alone study. With this knowledge the Philippine economy would also go down. Should we let this tragedy happen? Or should we do something about it today? The RH Bill should be approve because it not only helps control the population of our country, it also helps children from unwanted pregnancies to not experience that kind of life and also the Filipinos who created the child to have a better life of their own.
The strongest arguments against the RH Bill are that people don’t need contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and thatthey just need to deprive themselves of sexual pleasure, that sex should only be done by people who are married to each other to avoid unwanted pregnancies, and that the RH Bill allows women to have an abortion. First of all, when you make someone deprive themself of something you’re taking away their right of freedom to do what they yearn for which is sexual pleasure.
Sexual pleasure is something we can’t really control it its human nature that we should be able do it with the opposite sexwhich is why we need contraceptives to help us cope with our sexual desire’s without endangering ourselves,the people around us, and the unborn childwith unwanted pregnancies. Secondly, in today’s society premarital sex is something that we can’t control. Even parents can’t control their children from having premarital sex. With this knowledge the least thing people can do is help the younger generation and give them all the knowledge they need to handle premarital sex. Lastly, what is abortion? Is abortion humane? Should we even consider on legalizing it?
For me abortion is a sin, the act of killing a fetus is like killing a human being but even so I still support the RH Bill because the RH bill gives us the freedom to choose what we want in life. Who are we to judge what’s good and bad for others we should let them make their own choices and learn to respect their decisions. In conclusion, the RH Bill should be pushed throughto give the Filipino nation the right to be educated about reproductive health and giving them the choices to choose their own destiny and be able to correct the mistakes they did in the past.
The RH Bill can also solve economic problems such as overpopulation and poverty and better the Philippine economy for the future generation to live in and give them the same or even a better Philippines than what we’re livingin now to give them the opportunity to have a better life. Most importantly the RH Bill would be a step for the Filipino nation to gain freedom and finally have the right to choose how they want to deal with reproduction. ReferencesSee More on Health