18 May '11, 12pm

Catholic Church in Philippines wages war against reproductive health bill

Catholic Church in Philippines wages war against reproductive health bill

SINGAPORE: Pro-God, pro-life, no to the Reproductive Health Bill. This is the message of the red ribbons tied around Catholic Churches in Metro Manila. Father Jojo Rendon, the parish priest of San Vicente de Paul Parish, said: "(It is) to show our solidarity against the RH Bill because the colour red symbolises life. We are trying to propagate the gospel of life, the sanctity of life. All of us here are pro-life, we value life." For the past 16 years, the influential Catholic Church was able to block the passage of a reproductive health bill. Now that Congress has begun with the debates on the controversial bill, the Catholic Church is once again leading its faithful to reject the bill. For devout Catholic Debbie Rodrigo, opposing the proposed bill is not just her Catholic duty. An advocate of the Church's teachings on natural family planning, she is worried about the nega...

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