NINETY-two percent of Filipinos does not support the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, according to a Filipino Family Survey conducted by the HB&A International Research and the Asia Research Organization conducted from December 2 to 9, 2009.
“This survey presented the truth that overwhelmingly the Filipino families don’t want the provisions to this proposed law. They are against this RH bill as constructed in this proposed law of Congressman Edcel Lagman,” said Pro-Life Philippines President Lito Atienza.
He noted that the survey contradicted the claim made by RH bill proponents that Filipinos overwhelmingly support the bill.
“That’s why the public need to know this because our congressmen might be swayed to the blackmailing strategy of Congressman Lagman,” he added.
Likewise, the survey revealed that 90 percent of them are not in favor with the salient points of the RH bill, which include teaching children aged ten to eleven to learn sex techniques with vivid pictures from male and female teachers who will explain only the biological and technical aspects of sex.
Ninety four percent rejected the idea of Congress passing a bill that will make available to young children and young teens artificial birth control methods even without parental consent, giving them access to condoms, IUDs, birth control pills and other abortifacients, and the worse part is, doctors and health workers could be jailed if they refuse them.
On the other hand, 96 percent of those surveyed reject the passing of a legislation that would encourage a contraceptive mentality that will lead to an abortive mentality.
The respondents are also against the proposal that would allow one’s spouse to undergo vasectomy/tubal ligation without prior consent as required by law and 91 percent believe that the government should not allocate extra funds to buy birth control pills and condoms to the detriment of other essential medicines.
The survey was commissioned by the Alliance of Family Life Organizations with some 500 respondents in 16 cities and one municipality in Metro Manila. (FP/Sunnex)