Call for Philippines Supreme Court to Injunct Duterte's "Free Contraceptive" Order
This past Monday, the Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered the Government to distribute free contraceptives to the nation's poor.
His action seems to be in contradiction to the Temporary Restraining Order which the Supreme Court of the Philippines placed on the RPRH Act of 2012, and which was done so out of justifiable and well-founded safety concerns over the use of contraceptives.
The accompanying petition asks the Supreme Court to legally injunct President Duterte's new order, so that the status quo can be maintained, and so that the dangers of contraception, to the individual and to society, can be fully explored.
People, apparently including President Duterte, who believe that there are no social and health risks attached to contraception, are deluding themselves.
Not only has the introduction of widely-available contraception likely led to widespread social problems in the West, like infidelity and marital breakdown (substantiated by Stanford Economist, Dr Michael Robert), but three independent studies, including one from the Royal College of General Practioners, have shown that hormonal contraception has led to increases in suicide and mental illness.
Additionally, the Guttmacher Institute (the left-leaning, abortion-promoting research think-tank in the US) have published statistics which show that there is a 5% failure rate in contraception for those who use it consistently, rising to 41% for those who use it inconsistently. NB: the failure rate for condoms, uncombined with the IUD and hormonal contraception, stands at 18% according to the CDC.
And, while we are not promoting the use of contraception here, we wish to point out that the mainly poor, uneducated people, who are the main target of President Duterte's order, may not be able to "consistently" use contrapception, which will, with a high degree of probability (according to the statistics), lead to an unexpected pregnancy, or the contraction of a sexually-transmitted disease, or both.
This is due to the fact that if a person had, before the introduction of contraception, practised chastity, used natural family planning, and, or remained in a monogamous relationship, he or she knew what to expect, and, importantly, they could better foresee the outcome of the use of their sexual function.
Contraception, on the other hand, can lead to more irresponsible sexual behviour, including spousal infidelity, which can obviously lead to acquiring HIV/AIDS. And, since conception often fails, using it is like playing Russian roulette.
The UK-based Family Planning Association, have been campaigning for many years, for increased use of contraceptives in places like the Philippines, claiming that the so-called "unmet need" results in millions of unintended pregnancies and "unsafe" abortions every year. They also claim, conversely, that contraception can prevent HIV, increase household wealth, and even reduce climate change!
The irony of these claims, of course, is that when placed next to abstinence and truly ethical considerations of the human person in society, contraception fails every time - because its use, in their worldview, assumes that the pleasure achieved in an act of pro-creation is good, but children, as the natural fruit of procreation, themselves, are not good.
So, for the UK Family Planning Association, and other, likeminded family-planners in the Philippines, children who are conceived as a result of failed contraception are, by definition, simply unintended pregnancies which mature. This is a morally-bankrupt view of the human person, but it is consistent with their philosophy.
Using their calculus, again, where children are seen as burdens, household income rises because there is one less mouth to feed. And, climate change is reduced because there is one less person to leave a carbon footprint on "mother Earth".
One must wonder whether it is contraception, itself, or, rather, their contraceptive mentality, which is most dangerous to individuals and society?
Please sign this petition, asking the Supreme Court of the Philippines to place an injunction on President Duterte's contraception order, while keeping firmly in-place your TRO on the RPRH Law. More study needs to be done on the dangers of contraception, both for the individual and for society.
Thank you for signing!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
References to Dr Robert Michael's study, showing that increased availability of the Pill corresponded to increase in the rate of divorce: http://www3.nd.edu/~afreddos/courses/264/contraception-whynot.htm
Royal College of General Practitioners study, showing increased incidence of depression with the use of the Pill: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6509858
Guttmacher Institute data, showing contraceptive failure rates in the US - https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/contraceptive-use-united-states
Sign this petition now!
Injunct Duterte's "Free Contraceptive" Order - TRO on RPRH Law Reasonable as Contraceptives Pose Significant Danger