RH bill can’t solve poverty — solon

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2011

House Assistant Majority Leader and Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles yesterday bewailed attempts to link the worsening hunger in the country with the absence of a law that supports the use of contraceptives through the so-called Reproductive Health law, as he pointed out that the government’s failure to properly manage and harness its rich human resource is the main cause of the country’s grinding poverty.

“You cannot solve hunger by abetting a culture of sex. It’s twisted logic to say that population control through the use of condoms and other artificial contraceptives can help fill our people’s empty stomach. What we need is to teach our people on how to be responsible as partners and as parents. Spending our people’s taxes to enrich our condom and birth control pill makers will never improve the lives of the poor,” Nograles, a staunch anti- Reproductive Health bill advocate said.

“The only people who will really benefit from this Reproductive Health bill are the condom makers and their promoters and the only ones who are happy to get an endless supply of contraceptives courtesy of our people’s taxes are those who treat sex as a mere recreation,” he added.

Nograles stressed that it is false to equate responsible parenthood with the use of artificial contraceptives as it defeats the concept of self-control and mutual respect on the sanctity of marriage and sex.

Nograles also noted that even with the absence of a Reproductive Health law, condom makers are freely advertising their products which only prove that a legislation to promote the use of contraceptives is an unnecessary waste of time and taxes.

“Instead of buying condoms, the government should use government funds to expand its free education programs and increase its free skills training facilities to ensure employment for our people,” he added.

Nograles maintained that there’s no need to legislate a reproductive health measure because even without it, the people have been free in choosing their birth control preferences.

“This is a useless piece of measure. We don’t need it, our country doesn’t need it. What we need are laws that can help harness the most important wealth of our nation which is its human resource. Our economy survived so many financial storms because of our human resource,” Nograles said. –RH bill can’t solve poverty — solon
By Charlie V. Manalo

04/16/2011

House Assistant Majority Leader and Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles yesterday bewailed attempts to link the worsening hunger in the country with the absence of a law that supports the use of contraceptives through the so-called Reproductive Health law, as he pointed out that the government’s failure to properly manage and harness its rich human resource is the main cause of the country’s grinding poverty.

“You cannot solve hunger by abetting a culture of sex. It’s twisted logic to say that population control through the use of condoms and other artificial contraceptives can help fill our people’s empty stomach. What we need is to teach our people on how to be responsible as partners and as parents. Spending our people’s taxes to enrich our condom and birth control pill makers will never improve the lives of the poor,” Nograles, a staunch anti- Reproductive Health bill advocate said.

“The only people who will really benefit from this Reproductive Health bill are the condom makers and their promoters and the only ones who are happy to get an endless supply of contraceptives courtesy of our people’s taxes are those who treat sex as a mere recreation,” he added.

Nograles stressed that it is false to equate responsible parenthood with the use of artificial contraceptives as it defeats the concept of self-control and mutual respect on the sanctity of marriage and sex.

Nograles also noted that even with the absence of a Reproductive Health law, condom makers are freely advertising their products which only prove that a legislation to promote the use of contraceptives is an unnecessary waste of time and taxes.

“Instead of buying condoms, the government should use government funds to expand its free education programs and increase its free skills training facilities to ensure employment for our people,” he added.

Nograles maintained that there’s no need to legislate a reproductive health measure because even without it, the people have been free in choosing their birth control preferences.

“This is a useless piece of measure. We don’t need it, our country doesn’t need it. What we need are laws that can help harness the most important wealth of our nation which is its human resource. Our economy survived so many financial storms because of our human resource,” Nograles said.–Charlie Manalo, Daily Tribune

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