The Pulse Asia Survey revealed that Filipinos are in favored of the Reproductive Health Bill. 69% of them were encouraged by the bill that is still pending in Congress.
The Pulse Asia survey conducted in October, showed that:\
-69 percent of those surveyed agree with the RH bill;
-7 percent opposed the bill; while
-24 percent could not say if they agree or disagree with the bill.
Measuring the people’s awareness about the bill, Pulse Asia said eight out of 10 Filipinos (80 percent) knew about the RH Bill currently pending in Congress.
-The majority of those who disagreed accepted the following provisions of the RH bill:
-Recognizing the rights of women and couples to choose the family planning method that they want on the basis of their needs and personal and religious beliefs (79%);
-Promoting information about and access to natural and modern family planning methods (70%); and
-Stipulating the use of government funds to support modern family planning methods (55%).
The bill was debated for a long long time knowing that there were two powerful sectors against each other: prolife groups (such as Catholic and Muslim groups opposing the RH bill) and prochoice groups (led by non-government organizations supporting the RH bill).