It is understandable that the Catholic Church would strongly oppose Reproductive Health bill. The Church advocates the sanctity of life, therefore, any means to control creation are big NO NO to them.
But the debate about this issue should not go down to the level where leaders of the Church seems to become desperate and resorts to personal attacks against individuals behind the proposal.
I will never ever empathize with some parish priests who at the middle of their homily lashes out the supporters of pro-Reproductive Health bill. I heard that there’s a priest who dared devotees to walk out of the mass if they believe on the proposed legislation. If that’s true, it is really uncalled for. We are in a democratic country. We have a freedom of choice and we are responsible to the outcome of our decisions.
Filipinos would appreciate more if both sides will have intelligent discussions and eventually lead to a win-win situation. I don’t believe in Reproductive Health bill but I submit to the idea of responsible parenthood.
I think the Church should also make their own reflections during this Holy Week on how they will make strong arguments against the move to control the increasing population which is said to be one of the reasons of poverty in the country, without loosing their fair judgement.