28 May 2010

Voters Want Pro-RH Lawmakers

Reproductive Health
Despite all the black propaganda using malicious and very unscientific studies to discredit the merits of Reproductive Health bill, voters showed that they can see through the thin veil of lies to vote for the lawmakers supportive of the measure.

Prior to the 2010 national elections, several Catholic priests are asking the public not to vote for pro-RH bill candidates. Fortunately, the number of their deluded followers has decreased significantly over the years and their appeal only fell on deaf, but sensible ears.

Among these candidates were Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin, authors of House Bill No. 5043 or the Reproductive Health and Population Development Act of 2008. Both Lagman and Garin were re-elected convincingly in the recent elections.

Even Sen. Benigno “Noynoy" Aquino III, who is likely to win the presidential race, is a known supporter of RH bill, which the Catholic Church said promotes the use of artificial contraceptives and is thus tantamount to abortion. Earlier, Sen. Aquino reacted to the media that he will not likely bow to the call to stop giving out contraceptives, another reproductive health issue opposed by the Catholic Church.

These misconceptions about artificial contraceptives were easily recognized by the voting public and not even the Vatican-based bigots can convinced them otherwise.

A Social Weather Station (SWS) survey released in February 2010 showed that Filipinos who would vote for pro-RH bill candidates outnumber those who will vote for candidates who are opposed to the measure.

Maybe instead of putting resources in convincing the public to support an impractical doctrine of beliefs that dates back to the inquisition period, more effort is made to root out the countless pedophile members who seem to regard homosexual relations, including the sodomizing of minors, as a standard norm within the confines of seminaries and church-run schools.