Yep. You heard me right. Pass that damned bill right now. As in RIGHT NOW. Anyway, it’s gonna end up like that laughable Clean Air Act — it will join the company of Alf and Mikey Macapagal Arroyo’s horrible showbiz career in the long list of “forgotten memories”. In a few month’s time, nobody’s even gonna give a hoot that it divided this I-just-love-smoochin’-Uncle-Sam’s-candy-a$s-24-hours-a-day-seven-days-a-week banana republic for the past couple ‘o years. Just give it a few months, and those funny internet trolls and haters who have been commenting in defense of the R(oad to) H(ell) Bill in various online articles all over the web will soon discuss the economic merits of breast implantation, the tantric effects of sex change, and the philosophical satisfaction of mutual masturbation. But the RH Bill?
“F that one, man. It’s a law now. We havin’ a good time with Ragnarok and Bang Bros! Woot woot!”
Oh, yes. The RH Bill will do yet another Clean Air ACT. Like this sorry 1999 law as well as countless other legislative disappointments, the RH Bill will never bear fruit. We see ‘em violators every day: plastics burning in backyards and vacant lots lookin’ more like jamboree campsites; buses and jeepneys competing against each other as to who are the best highway smoke belchers there are; smoke stacks from factories and power plants spewing the blackest smoke all year round, as if hell itself has an entrance from within their edifices.
Anybody been sanctioned?
In the Philippines, laws —not promises— are made to be broken. So believe me when I say this: the RH Bill will never be implemented “correctly” nor will it bear fruit the way pro-RH kiddos wanted it to prosper. It will NEVER save our economy, much less help the poor.
Can’t wait to see the look on their faces… so to our beloved congress homies, will ya PUH-LEAZE PASS THAT DARNED BILL ASAP?!!!
Oh, and one more thing… the only true beneficiaries here would be the authors of the bill. Oooooooooooohh, fat paychecks are comin’ at ya! So don’t say that I didn’t say NO TO RH BILL! I said YES! So please, share me summa da loot!!!
The Promises Have Not Come True
The arrival of oral contraception in the early 1960s and of ‘liberal’ abortion (1967) ushered in the ‘sexual revolution’. Enthusiasts promised this would mean:
— every child would be a wanted child;
— illegitimacy and unwanted pregnancy would almost disappear;
— abortion rates would be low and soon decline;
— families would be happier and marriages stronger, and;
— we’d all —especially women— be happier and healthier.
Instead, we have had:
— ever more unplanned pregnancies;
— 4 million abortions; soaring abortion rates and ever more post-abortion trauma;
— an unparalleled rise in single motherhood and one-parent families;
— a surge in sexually transmitted diseases — some of them passed on to babies;
— women’s bodies having to cope with increasingly powerful chemicals and a serious rise in female infertility;
— more sex-related crime against women and children;
— more domestic violence, especially against women, and more teenage crime and violence;
— rampant pornography, and;
— declining marriage rates and now 40% of marriages breaking down.
Increased abortion and contraception have been the direct cause of some of these and are related to the others.
Faced with them, the government wants yet more contraception and more abortion — which is like trying to put out fire with petrol?
The truth is that a social experiment, launched in the 1960s, has failed.
(From the book Conspiracy Against Life, 1996, Two Hearts Media Organization, p. 248)