Responsible Parenthood

Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s position on Responsible Parenthood

  1. I am against abortion
  2. I am in favor of giving couples the right to choose how best to manage their families so that in the end, their welfare and that of their children are best served.
  3. In a situation where couples, especially the poor and the disadvantaged ones, are in no position to make an informed judgment, the state has the responsibility to so provide.
  4. In the range of options and information provided to couples, natural family planning and modern methods shall be presented as equally desirable methods.

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9 Responses so far

  1. 1

    rene espinosa said,

    I would have preferred the ff:
    1. I am against all forms of abortion.
    2. I am in favor of giving couples the right to know what is right and what is wrong, what is moral and what is immoral so that in the end, both their physical and spiritual welfare and that of their children are best served.
    3. ditto
    4. In the range of options and information provided to couples, natural family planning method shall be presented as the best desirable methods.

  2. 2

    Jun B. Pimentel said,

    This is my position:

    1. I am in favor of Senator Noynoy’s position as long as there is no abortion. For me abortion means “termination of pregnancy resulting in the death of embryo or fetus.”

  3. 3

    larouxquejada said,

    The first commenter is obviously a bible-thumping chauvinistic fundamentalist;

    1. I am against all forms of abortion. (The guy is saying that pregnant women should die in case when their pregnancies become fatally detrimental to their health, or be incapable of choosing abortion even in cases of rape and/or incest)
    2. I am in favor of giving couples the right to know what is right and what is wrong, what is moral and what is immoral so that in the end, both their physical and spiritual welfare and that of their children are best served. (Separation of Church and State people, this is Family Planning not Sunday Church)
    3.In a situation where couples, especially the poor and the disadvantaged ones, are in no position to make an informed judgment, the state has the responsibility to so provide. (I applaud Noynoy on this)
    4. In the range of options and information provided to couples, natural family planning method shall be presented as the best desirable methods. (Even the most effective natural family planning method has a success rate of less than 50%, IF it is done right. It is more cumbersome and prone to error. What is wrong with modern methods if it does the job much much better? Ah, I know, because you cannot help but impose your twisted morality on women, even if you are a man)

    Sometimes I just wish feminism took a stronger root in the Philippines, like in the West. In that way womens bodies are not subject to the discretion of misguided narrow-minded moralists🙂

    • 4

      tina said,

      i sooooo agree wid u, larouxquejada! napansin ko lang na mas higit na matatalino at malalawak ang pang intindi ng mga supporters ni NOY. mas mulat, mas gising at mas may matibay na conviction sa pag babago na kailangan ng bansa..

    • 6

      N said,

      Where did you get the information that natural family planning methods are only as effective as no more than 50%? There are natural family planning methods that are based on science. It is less expensive and it works for all which can’t be said for artificial methods. Modern methods by the way should include modern natural family planning. This should differentiate it from “sabi-sabi” or unfounded beliefs. I agree that all methods should be presented with their own merits and let couples decide. The key is correct information which the state should provide.

  4. 7

    Allan Millar said,

    Perhaps the more direct, specific and interesting question is: if you become president, will you allow government budget (national expenditure program particularly DOH main budget — not through congressional initiative) to contain amounts for both modern natural and artificial family planning methods and devices?

  5. 8

    Waldy said,

    Statement po ba talaga ito ni Senator Noynoy? Hindi ko po kasi nakita sa news na sinabi niya o tinalakay…

    Medyo magulo po iyong ikatlo:
    In a situation where couples, especially the poor and the disadvantaged ones, are in no position to make an informed judgment, the state has the responsibility to so provide.

    to provide what po? to provide judgment? to decide for them?

    Yung sa pang apat po, hindi po sinabi kung kasama sa modern methods ang mga controversial abortifacients and morning after pills? Kasama rin po ba ligation at vasectomy? Paki linaw po. thanks.

  6. 9

    N said,

    In 4.

    “In the range of options and information provided to couples, natural family planning and modern methods shall be presented as equally desirable methods.”

    This statement seems to appear that natural family planning is different from modern methods. This introduces a bias on the perception of couples that natural family planning is not modern and does not work. There are modern natural family planning methods that are scientifically proven to work.

    I would propose,

    “Correct options and information on modern family planning methods shall be provided to couples.”

    This does not differentiate natural family planning methods with artificial methods.


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