For fifteen years…
…Many Filipino legislators have tried to push the approval of laws to fund universal access to free contraception; all failed. The Catholic Church being its strongest opponent.
…The Catholic Church remains to be a strong influence in our country with over 80% of our countrymen attending the Catholic Mass regularly.
…Having no national law for reproductive health services, we’ve had no national plan to address reproductive health concerns of our countrymen. It’s all left to the LGU’s to help these people in need.
…Condoms have remained from 25 to 50 Philippine pesos, monetary inflation set aside. Far too expensive for the Filipino who's basic wage is 367 Philippine pesos.
…We’ve seen children on the streets abandoned by their hyper-virile fathers and ignorant mothers.* As of now, we've had no effective solution to help these children off the streets.
In thirty years…
…Without reproductive health services, our population will rise up to 50%. Especially in one of the most crowded cities in the world, our capital city, Manila.
…More Filipinos will probably compete for jobs, government resources, and food leading to higher unemployment rate, national budget shortage, and national hunger with this surge in population.
…Catholic Church will pray for forgiveness having intercepted reproductive health services. Just like they pray today for the cessation of economic fluctuation, world hunger and wars.
…We’ll be seeing more children in the streets or perhaps, child laborers and prostitutes.
Or they can STOP interfering with our Reproductive Health Rights and in thirty years…
...None of this might happen.
*- no anti-feminist agenda intended.