Saturday, March 12, 2011

True Concern for Our People

When the RH Bill seeks to open the doors to abortifacient contraceptives and abortion on demand under the guise of women’s reproductive health, is that a sign of true care and concern for women’s health? What about the other aspects of trauma involved, or the side effects, not to mention the moral consequences involved? Such a [RH] Bill therefore is questionable as regards its sincere concern for our people’s good, here or in the hereafter.

Consider too the offers being made by interested agencies in the pharmaceutical or medicinal field that may somehow be involved in the issue of reproductive sexuality. Then comes in therefore the corrupting factor of money which is being flaunted shamefully without any qualms of conscience, as if God were blind to these hidden agenda. Is that true concern for womanhood? We desire a bright future for a population that is young, alive, peaceful, productive, and hopeful.

That Bill therefore hides its face because, under the guise of population control; in reality it schemes to terminate life by allowing abortifacients, and abortion is in actuality an integral part of the culture of death that will not favor the Philippine growth and population but lead to its decimation and extinction. Imagine those great populations of the world that may be fast disappearing and self-destructing, because of disregard for God’s original decree: “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it” (Gen. 1:28). We will miss the children’s cries and laughter, when it’s the coughing elderly folk that we may generally get to hear.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stand of the Church

(What is good for Filipinos?)

The hotly contested issue of the RH Bill being discussed in Congress is actually intent on seeking what really is for our own good. Which stand: that of the Church or of certain legislators?

There are many money offers from all sides that make the whole point cloudy from the very start. Money, you know, is corrupting. Look back into history. People sold, betrayed, back downed because of disreputable money offers or its equivalent in other worldly advantages.

We are seeking the good of the Philippines with concepts open to the transmission of life so as to have a future of society alive through the cooperation and contribution of the young, duly formed and educated to assume leadership roles in the midst of a vibrant society facing diverse challenges in a world undergoing the normal pains of growth and change. As the saints have expressed: “The glory of God is man fully alive but the life of man comes from God.”

That depends now upon your understanding and respect for life, as God truly intends. “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it” (Gen. 1:28). We want a moving and young society, truly alive and obedient to God’s designs, in a love that will reach the eternity of bliss in heaven, after being true to God, to oneself and to one another.