MANILA, Aug. 6, 2012–Comparing the proposed sex education component of the Reproductive Health (RH) RH Bill to “rotten food,” a medical doctor and psychologist told thousands of people at Saturday’s “Prayer Power Rally Against the RH Bill” today how sex education that is being pushed by the government will corrupt young people’s morality and thinking.
Dr. Lucille Montes said the program will corrupt Filipinos’ morality and behavior by slowly opening up their mind to accept ideas about sex and sexual behavior that culturally Filipinos reject.
“Parang pagkain na hinaluan ng sira, kahit konti lang, masisira na ang lahat (Just like food that is mixed with even just a little bit of spoiled food, the entire dish is contaminated),” Montes pointed out in her short message about the impact of sex education.
She said RH Bill proponents stress that sex ed will address sex crimes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and teenage pregnancies but have failed to do just that in countries where systematized sex ed has been implemented for decades.
“Lalong sumasama ang kinaabukasan ng mga kabataang galing sa mga bansang may sex education (The future of young people from countries with sex ed is getting worse),” the doctor added.
In closing, she rallied the estimated 10,000-strong crowd not to allow the Philippines to suffer the same fate.
The RH bill, which includes a 6-year mandatory sex education program for all private and public schools from Grade 5 to 4th year high school, experiences a fateful day tomorrow, August 7, as a move to terminate interpellations will be made, on which solons shall vote. (Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz)