Statistics shows that: 200 women for every 100,000 births die
roughly over 11 women die everyday
7 out of 10 deaths occur @ childbirth
4 out of 10 deaths are due to complications and widespread infections
8 of 10 births in rural areas are delivered outside a health facility
Women get pregnant, miscarry, give birth, lactate and breastfeed… all these take their toll on women’s health, making them more susceptible to illnesses in the long run.They say that one very reason of the RH Bill is to lower the maternal deaths in our country by supplying contraceptives to women to slow down pregnancies. . .
BUT GIVING BIRTH SHOULD BE ABOUT GIVING LIFE…NOT GIVING UP LIFE.
Pregnant women may die due to malnourishment, iodine-deficiency or insufficiency of good health facilities during and after births. Contraceptives are not the remedy to all these problems…and that is why I do not believe that to push for the enactment of the RH Bill will reduce the rate of the maternal deaths.
A portion of the bill allots billions of pesos as annual budget for the implementation of the said bill. An enormous amount, which can be used instead for other useful projects: to alleviate the economical status of the people,( for the women in particular), improve health institutions, etc…….
For that…I am against the RH bill.