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Monday, April 25, 2011

Noynoy's five-point position on responsible parenthood: Willy Jose's response

The five-point position on responsible parenthood of PNoy
The five-point position on responsible parenthood of President Benigno S. Aquino III:
[and my comments] -- by Wilfredo Jose

1. I am against abortion.
[This is a thoroughly misused and abused statement. If he is against abortion, then all his statements must be unequivocally consistent with this position. One cannot say he is against abortion yet be in favor of promoting abortifacient contraceptives, under the guise of "choice". Mr President, state your CLEAR position against abortifacients, otherwise your claim does not have any credibility]

2. I am in favor of giving couples the right to choose how best to manage their families so that in the end, their welfare and that of their children are best served.
[Nobody is in a position to 'give' rights that we are entitled to in the first place, certainly not the president. Universal, unalienable rights are implicitly conferred upon mankind by its Creator, and that includes the right to manage our families. When the president says he is in favor of "giving the right to choose", he is in no position to give it, nor is he in a position to take it away. He does not have any right to give rights, for as president - he is just supposed to recognize them.]

3. The State must respect each individual’s right to follow his or her conscience and religious convictions on matters and issues pertaining to the unity of the family and the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death.
[God is the giver of the fundamental human right to religious liberty. God is the giver of life. When people say they are for abortion or contraception and at the same time recognize the sacredness of human life in ALL its stages, they must understand what it means and how to act accordingly.]

4. In a situation where couples, especially the poor and disadvantaged ones, are in no position to make an informed judgment, the State has the responsibility to so provide.
[The responsibility to provide and informed judgment must come with a realization that the truth in its bare glory must be made known. To peddle unthruths - such as contraceptives recognize the sacredness of human life in all its stages - is a total mockery of cultivating informed judgment.]

5. In the range of options and information provided to couples, natural family planning and modern methods shall be presented as equally available.
[What modern methods? Under the premise that "those modern methods" contain abortifacients, then his last point completely negates all the four points above, and likewise goes against the fundamental law of the land. All these statements are not only unconsitutional, worse, they are unCatholic as well.]

Let us pray for our president.


  1. do you catholics even understand the rh bill?

  2. Mr. Santos:

    Have you read the actual text of the bill in its entirety, and have you read at least a few of the longer critiques published in this blog? If yes, then let's discuss why you think we Catholics don't understand the RH bill. If no, then either read first, or bring your anti-Catholic bias elsewhere.

  3. mababawasan lang ng koleksyon sa binyag ang simbahan katolika pag naisulong na ang RH bill, mag amampon na lang yung mga bata sa squatter area at maniniwala ako sa inyo...
    ibahagi nyo naman ng konti yang pera ng simbahang katolika sa mahirap...

  4. Why Anonymous? Are you not brave enough to take a stand using your own name?

    Anyway, hayaan mong ipaalam ko sa iyo na ang tumututol sa RH Bill ay ang buong komunidad ng mga taong may pagmamahal sa buhay -- dito man o sa ibang bansa -- at hindi tulad ng inaakala mo na ang Simbahan lang ang kalaban nito. Ikalawa, wala kang alam tungkol sa Simbahan kaya wala ka sa posisyon para magsalita laban dito o magmumukha ka lang hangal. Pangatlo, lingid sa iyong kaalaman -- tulad ng marami pang mga bagay na hindi mo rin alam -- may mga pari, mga obispo, at mga relihiyoso na personal na tumutulong sa mga indibidwal at mga pamilya. Pero higit pa dun, ang aral ng Simbahang Katoliko ang dahilan kung bakit may mga institusyon na kumakalinga sa mga bata, matatanda, dating prostitute, dating drug addict, at kung sino-sino pa na hindi magawang tulungan ng gobyerno.

    Sa huli, mas mabuti kung ang komento mo ay tungkol sa validity ng RH Bill at hindi kung ano-anong personal na pag-atake sa anumang grupo, dahil nahahalata ang laman ng ulo mo. (No offense)

  5. The only acceptable form of family planning to the Catholic Clergy is Abstinence.

    Only a hypocrite can say that even the NATURAL method of family planning is more moral than the ARTIFICIAL ones.

    Ultimately, regardless of method (Natural or otherwise), family planning in any form is anti-life.

    It is man and woman, having sexual intercourse with the firm intent of not creating life.

  6. palin74 there is a big difference between natural family planning and artificial contraception.

    natural family planning is still open to the gift of life, because it does not place any block to the possibility of transmitting life.

    artificial contraception has, as you put it, the firm intent of not creating life - that is why you put condom or pills in between the man and the woman.

    natural family planning involves discipline, communication between husband and wife, and mutual consent.

    artificial contraception closes the door of couples to communicate - in fact, even encourages individuals to have sex outside the sanctity of marriage without the responsibility of bringing up a child.

    understand the principles behind each method, and see that the only thing hypocritical is your statement.