RH Bill a Moral Time bomb

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Breaking News

MANILA, Dec. 18, 2012―A ranking Church official called the reproductive health (RH) bill a “moral time bomb” that is gift-wrapped in time for Christmas. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a pastoral letter said the RH bill is a moral time bomb that will pave the way for more crimes if signed into law. Congress yesterday approved the bill voting 133-79 with seven abstentions, while Senate voted 13-8. Two of the senators failed to cast their vote. However,...

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A CBCP Pastoral Letter on the latest decision on the Reproductive Health Bill

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Breaking News

Contraception is Corruption!  Seeking Light and Guidance on the RH Bill Issue “What then should we do?” (Lk. 3, 10) As we begin the nine-day Misa de Gallo today, our thoughts turn to John the Baptist, the one who points to Jesus, the Christ Child. People came to him to ask, “What then should we do?” because their hearts were filled with expectation for the Messiah. (Lk. 3,15) They needed reason to hope. St. John the Baptist told them to share what they had, to act with...

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Controversial RH bill vote lacks transparency

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Breaking News

MANILA, Nov. 27, 2012—For a highly controversial population control bill that has divided the nation and generated criticism for pouring billions into the purchase and distribution of birth control supplies, including abortifacients, the apparent resistance of pro-reproductive health (RH) solons to nominal voting in moving the substitute RH bill forward has put the spotlight on the lack of transparency in legislative proceedings. The Lower House accepted the substitute bill...

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Determining when life begins crucial – Bishop

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Breaking News

MANILA, Nov. 21, 2012—While senators are still arguing over when life begins, Catholic Church officials said there is more reason to be apprehensive of the reproductive health (RH) bill. Antipolo Bishop Gabriel V. Reyes said “common sense” dictates that the government should be more careful in providing the public with birth control medications and other family planning devices. The chairman of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) said a rational...

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Statements Against the RH Bill Amendments

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Breaking News

The CBCP Commission on Family and Life is against the latest version of House Bill 4244. Despite some good amendments, this latest version remains harmful because of the bad provisions that are still there. I will cite only one example: the promotion of contraception or artificial methods of birth control is still very much a part of it. In fact, the promotion of contraception is a constitutive or an essential part of this latest version. Statements Against the RH Bill...

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