The Reproductive Health Law does not promote pre-marital sex, but it does encourage it. The very thought that contraceptives or “protection” from conception is available “free” gives rise to an uninhibited, sexual mentality outside of matrimony. People will all the more be encouraged to engage in pre-marital sex because contraceptives are “just there for the taking”. All the more for teenagers – they will have more cunning to engage in acts that they shouldn’t be doing because “a pregnancy will not happen”.
A law that gives married couples the choice to space childbirths may be good, but to include people outside of wedlock disintegrates society’s values. Why give those who are about to engage in pre-marital sex access to contraceptives? Are we that sex-starved now that we cannot control our urges and reserve them for wedlock anymore? Why do we tolerate these pre-marital sex incidences?