HOUSE COSTS NO . 5043
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ANY NATIONAL INSURANCE PLAN ON REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM HEALTH, LIABLE PARENTHOOD AND POPULATION ADVANCEMENT, AND FOR VARIOUS OTHER PURPOSES
Whether it is enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives in the Philippines in Congress constructed:
SECTION 1 ) Short Title. This Action shall be known as the " Reproductive : Health and Human population Development Action of 2008".
SEC. 2 . Declaration of Policy. The State upholds and promotes dependable parenthood, informed choice, beginning spacing and respect for life in conformity with internationally recognized human being rights requirements.
The State shall uphold the right of the persons, particularly ladies and their organizations, to powerful and fair participation inside the formulation and implementation with the declared coverage.
This policy is anchored on the explanation that lasting human expansion is better guaranteed with a controllable population of healthy, educated and effective citizens.
The State likewise ensures universal access to medically-safe, legal, affordable and quality reproductive : health care services, methods, gadgets, supplies and relevant data thereon even while it categorizes the requirements of women and children, between other underprivileged sectors.
SEC. 3. Helping Principles. This kind of Act reports the following while basic helping principles:
a. In the advertising of reproductive health, there ought to be no tendency for possibly modern or natural methods of family organizing;
b. Reproductive system health includes more than a demographic target because it is principally regarding health and legal rights;
c. Sexuality equality and females empowerment are central components of reproductive health insurance and population advancement;
d. As manpower may be the principal advantage of every nation, effective reproductive health care providers must be given primacy to ensure the birth and care of healthy kids and to showcase responsible child-rearing;
e. The limited assets of the nation cannot be endured to, be spread and so thinly to service a burgeoning wide variety that makes the allocations grossly inadequate and effectively useless;
f. Flexibility of educated choice, which is central for the exercise of any correct, must be fully guaranteed by State just like the right alone;
g. While the number and spacing of kids are remaining to the sound judgment of parents and couples based on their very own personal dedication and religious beliefs, such concerned father and mother and couples, including single individuals, needs to be afforded cost-free and full access to relevant, adequate and correct information on reproductive health and individual sexuality and should be guided by skilled State personnel and specialist private professionals;
h. Reproductive : health, including the promotion of breastfeeding, should be the joint concern of the National Govt and Local Government Units(LGUs);
i actually. Protection and promotion of gender equality, women empowerment and human rights, which include reproductive health rights, are imperative;
l. Development is actually a multi-faceted procedure that demands the coordination and the use of guidelines, plans, programs and projects that keep pace with uplift the caliber of life in the people, more particularly the poor, the clingy and the marginalized;
k. Energetic participation by simply and comprehensive consultation with concerned nongovernment organizations (NGOs), people's agencies (POs) and communities will be imperative to ensure basic policies, plans, courses and projects address the priority needs of stakeholders;
l. Respect for, protection and fulfillment of reproductive : health privileges seek to showcase not only the rights and welfare of adult persons and lovers but the ones from adolescents' and children's too; and
meters. While practically nothing in this Work changes the law on child killingilligal baby killing, as child killingilligal baby killing remains against the law and is punishable, the government shall ensure that ladies seeking take care of post-abortion problems shall be treated and counseled in a humane, nonjudgmental and...