Condom Ban

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The Condom Ban

This past fall, I visited my home country, the Philippines. One morning, as I was flipping through the local channels on the television, I was able to catch our mayor giving a speech to the city about the latest bill that was approved. The city had just passed a bill banning sex education, condoms, pills and other birth control devices in our city, Ayala Alabang. He stated in his speech that the city’s view on contraceptives might kill children and put women’s health at risk. I almost fell off my chair! First thought that popped into my head was that this was clearly a decision that was heavily influenced by the Catholic Church, after all 80% of the Philippine population are Roman Catholic. He explained to the crowd that the city condemns the irresponsible and indiscriminate use of contraceptives because they promote premarital sex and undermined the union of families. Their ignorance could not have been more apparent; did they really think that this would prevent pre-marital sex? He went on to say that contraceptives were giving rise to more fatherless children and more single mothers. As soon I heard him say that, I was both baffled and embarrassed at the same time. I could not believe I was hearing such ignorance coming from these people that we’re suppose to call our leaders and for them to be so uneducated on this serious matter. Is this not unethical? I was ashamed. Could they not see that they are doing harm than good? That their decision is actually promoting unprotected sex, therefore increasing the chances for children to grow up with single parents and most importantly increasing the abortion rate! As a society, if we do not educate our children on sex then we are simply setting them free into the world with blindfolds on. The issues that they explained are real and must be addressed, not ignored, which is what is really…...

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