Is the Reproductive Health Bill Unconstitutional
Resolved: That Abortion Be Decriminalized
Remove the Anti-poor Bans on Divorce and Abortion
When Does Human Life Begin?
The Catholic Magisterium on Contraception
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Wow! But isn't the Catholic Taliban getting really clever now?
Congressman Ruffy Biazon offers his take on the Reproductive Health Bill. He dissects and gently exposes the fallacies of the Catholic Church's confounding of contraception with abortion. Read it all, folks.
Atty Manuel J. Laserna excoriates the Church's Meddling. Well, they are allowed to do that under the Bill of Rights provision on freedom of religion, but it does make you wonder about the reality of Disestablishment...
Buwayahman answers a questionnaire from the Couples for Christ, who are praying to God against RH 5043. I wonder what wonders they will ponder if the bill is passed given the snowballing support for it in Congress and in the uhmm larger population...
Prof. Raul Pangalangan, formerly Dean of the UP Law School takes no prisoners in describing the Catholic Clergy's All Out War on the Reproductive Health Bill.
Official figures show some 400,000 abortions carried out each year in the Philippines. As I have written earlier, one-third of all pregnancies in the Philippines have ended up in abortion and, in 2000 alone, they recorded 473,400 cases of induced abortions, more than 90 percent of them by married women. Almost 60 percent of contraceptive users depend on government for their supply of contraceptives.
In contrast, read Thursday’s report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “The abortion rate in the United States has hit a 30-year low, with the decline particularly marked among teens, who once had the highest rate of abortion.” Abortions were dramatically reduced by more than 50 percent within 15 years, due in large part to the increased use of contraceptives.
So, prevention of unintended conception (through modern birth control means like pills and condoms in the Reproductive Health Bill) is demonstrably a most effective way of reducing the abortion rate, which is a desirable goal for all sides.
NEW ON THE BLOG ROLL [via Slate] -- Christian Nymphos
We are women with excessive sexual desire for our husbands! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, God wants us to be madly in love with our husbands. He wants us to keep that fire burning in our marriage beds! We have the Song of Solomon as a perfect example of a Christ honored union where the two people are obviously intoxicated with each other.
They're serious too!