Reproductive Health Bill
Within the framework of WHO’s definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life. Reproductive health, therefore, implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.
Implicit in this are the right of men and women to be informed of and to have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice, and the right of access to appropriate health care services that will enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.
The world’s major religions all have a common stance when it comes to the issue of birth control. They stand unified in their opposition to promoting the widespread availability of contraceptive devices such as condoms because they believe this will encourage immorality and illicit sex. No religious tradition supports the use of contraceptives to make it easier to engage in extra-marital sex by avoiding pregnancy and preventing STDs.
It is stupidity to invoke the commandment in the Bible regarding creation in response to the ongoing issue as against christian faith.
Gen 28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
Deut 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
In early christian era, the over population issue was already seen by Apostle Paul thus prompting him to write a letter to his brethren at Corinth.
1 Cor 7:29 But this I say, brethren, The time is short. It remaineth, that both they that have wives, be as though they had none;
This is absolutely abstinence and the next words are “Be responsible and financially ready”. Abstinence is a voluntary restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure or simply means not having sex. And the next time you release that libido, think of the responsibility it entails when pregnancy and child birth follows. But for the hard headed ones, a certain law must be imposed like Moses in his time.
Mt 19:8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.
Will this mean, you can also divorce your wife? Of course not!
Mt 5:32 but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.
Mt 19:9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.”
Is there any other reason for divorce except sexual immorality?