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Sunday, August 5, 2012

No comparison!

From my friend Juan Carlo Argo:


5 comments:

  1. hahaha! parang utot lang yung mga ANTI-LIFE pro rh!!! LoLZ!

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  2. anti-rh overpopulated na yung pic!

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  3. Hello po. I'm not sure how to ask this.

    I feel distressed right now. As much as I hope and pray that the RH bill will not pass, all I see is the possibility that it will.

    Here's my question: how do we move on once the RH bill becomes law? What then shall we do?

    PS. Please avoid answering with the presumption that I have little faith in God on this matter or with certainty that the bill will not pass. I just really want to know your thoughts on a scenario wherein the RH bill becomes law.

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  4. Dear athrunatreides:

    I would like to thank you for asking this very important question. There is certainly nothing wrong with asking what we'll do if the RH bill becomes law. As for the 'certainty that the bill will not pass', rest assured that I and many other pro-lifers do not have such certainty at all. I and many others in the pro-life camp are realists and we know that this bill does stand a good chance of being passed as of today, noontime of the sixth of August, 2012.

    Should the RH bill pass into law, the question is: in what form will it pass? Many things can still happen even after the House of Representatives and the Senate pass it -- there is the bicameral conference committee, and then there is the crafting of the implementing rules and regulations of the bill.
    If the bill cannot be stopped from becoming part of the law of the land, then at least we hope that the pro-life bloc in both Congress and Senate as well as those who are consulted in the crafting of the IRR will remove the most objectionable parts of the bill and institute conscience clauses to protect the rights of Catholic doctors, health and social workers, teachers, parents and students to freely and unambiguously proclaim their faith and their opposition to abortion and contraception. In the case of doctors and health and social workers, this should include freedom from being compelled to also refer patients to other doctors who have no such moral scruples. In the case of Catholic schools they should be completely exempt from having to implement the government's sex education curriculum, even as parents of students in public schools should also have the right to pull their students out of sex education subjects and instead have the option of having their children taught alternative subjects. The kinds of artificial contraception permitted by the State should also be subject to scrutiny, with abortifacient ones being removed from the shelves and banned from the country.

    Once we know the form of the RH bill that actually gets signed by the President, then and only then can we know what attitude, what line of action, to take.

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