Sunday, May 15, 2011
The RH Bill and Cancer
From Bobit Avila's latest column: Contraceptives cause Breast Cancer!
The ripple effect of the “Harapan” debate by ABS-CBN last Sunday continues to spread throughout the country, not only because that show proved to many of us that the Filipino people do not support the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, but also in the heat of that debate, certain truths were revealed. This brings me to what our Lord Jesus Christ said in Luke 12: 11-13: “When they bring you before the Synagogues and the Rulers and the Authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”
One such truth was revealed by no less than pro RH former Health Secretary Dr. Esperanza Cabral who in debating with Rep. Roilo Golez admitted that contraceptives cause breast cancer, but she qualified it by saying, “it lessens the risk of ovarian cancer.” This brought a retort from Rep. Golez who said, “What good is the cure of ovarian cancer if you are already dead of breast cancer. It sounds funny but it is horrifying to know you are taking in what will eventually kill you?” I have no doubt that this exchange was prompted by the Holy Spirit... and I’m sure that Dr. Cabral must be in remorse for admitting this on nationwide TV.
In her time, Dr. Cabral’s supported the RH bill and she openly supported the use of artificial contraception, which the pro-life groups say is abortifacient. Her public revelation only shows that she is willing to kill the unborn, or allow mothers to take the risk of getting breast cancer when she asks them to take contraceptives. Perhaps Dr. Cabral should take a second look at her Hippocratic Oath because doctors of medicine are supposed to protect life, not terminate it, even if they are not yet born.
Incidentally friends emailed me the statistics on the Harapan or ABS-CBN survey that the Short Message Service (SMS) voting had a total of 6, 356 respondents or 30,42% voted for “Ipasa” or voted to support the RH bill, while a whooping 14,535 respondents or 69.58% voted for “Ibasura” or voted against the passing of the RH bill. This brings a total of 20,891 responding to the ABS-CBN survey.
As we pointed out clearly, these figures only proves that between the ABS-CBN surveys which totaled 20,891 respondents and the SWS Surveys collated from 1,200 respondents. The ABS-CBN “Harapan” survey on whether the Filipino people support the RH Bill or not was undoubtedly a more accurate sampling about this issue. Hence SWS ought to reconfigure their so-called “Scientific survey” which supposedly showed that 80% of Filipinos support the RH Bill.
Incidentally the bottom line why Pres. PNoy is supporting the RH bill is simply because he is kowtowing to US Foreign policy when he got our $454 Millennium Fund. There were American strings attached to that aid and the most important to the Americans is our passing the RH Bill.