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The RH bill Written by Armida Siguion- Reyna

Friday, August 3, 2012

The RH bill

With the debate on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill perhaps ending on Aug. 7 in the Lower House, the men of daklot, yes, pun intended, are calling on “all the faithful to stand up and express their opposition” to it by attending the “Prayer Power Rally against the RH Bill” at the Edsa Shrine tomorrow.

The Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) word their invite on their websites and blogs stopping short of saying that if you’re not with them, you’re not one of the faithful, and you’re not one of the faithful the way they define faith, then you don’t believe in God.

ECFL chairman Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes says, “this is a moral issue and therefore this event will not be a political rally but a prayer rally focused on praying for the non-passage of the (RH bill).”
Teka muna.

‘Eto naman pala and the CBCP is capable of taking a position on a moral issue, where did it stand on the stealing of the people’s vote in 2004? What did it say about the extra-judicial killings in the presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo — 104 journalists murdered, according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP); 1,190 activists from January 2001 to March 2010, 205 enforced disappearances and 1,028 torture victims, not to mention the hundreds of thousands displaced by military operations as tallied by human rights group Karapatan — and exactly whom did the CBCP point an accusing finger at, in the aftermath of the heinous massacre masterminded by Arroyo’s allies, the Ampatuans?.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/commentary/item/2374-the-rh-bill


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