Ayayay. Long live the RH Bill! Sheesh! It just simply reincarnates into a new look, but the same soul. RH debates will begin tomorrow and here I go reading the following things in Inquirer:
“Catholic European countries have become secularized and no longer follow the Church’s teaching on birth control…” So it’s actually secularism and catholicism head to head on the opinion of the people. Secularism wins in Europe! Hooray for secularism! Hooray for materialism! Hooray for sex anytime I want! Hooray for not impregnating my girlfriend because I want to have sex with her! Hooray! Boo Catholicism! Boo self control! Boo fortitude! Boo the dignity of women! Boo the virtues! Hooray to my libido! Hooray to animal instinct because I can’t control my urges! Sigh.
“This is supposed to be a church about life and it makes me very sad that a religion that claims to be about life is inadvertently causing so many deaths—deaths of mothers and deaths of children,” Campbell added. And who said that the Church’s stand on the RH bill is about not protecting life? The problem is that both parties (Campbell and the Church) have the same objective: to protect life. The difference lies in the methods they advocate as protecting life. For Campbell and many other Catholics who are pro-contraceptives, their method of protecting life is the use of contraceptives (doesn’t that prevent life rather than protect it?). They don’t want getting women pregnant because a lot of women die due to some pregnancies. They treat pregnancy as if it were a disease — something to avoid, because “I want to have sex with my wife or girlfriend without getting her pregnant. I don’t want to add one more person in the population.” What the authentic RH Bill should propose is help for those who are already pregnant. Not prevent it. And wait, going back to Campbell’s words, how does not using contraception add to deaths of children again?
“They said passing the RH bill, and making available contraceptives, would cut by half the number of illegal abortions in the country, estimated at around 500,000 annually.” What Campbell and Tubeza do not know is that in the US, where contraceptives are freely available, 2/3 of those who committed abortion are those pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Of course, Planned Parenthood has their own set of researchers who just as biased and would say the opposite. And wait, if I re-read that line again, it somehow condones illegal abortion. Their RH bill just tries to lessen ILLEGAL abortions, but does not want to eradicate it? Or is it because abortion is going to be legalized soon afterward? Egad! Careful, careful. At least majority of the population do not agree with abortion.
“We hope that more progressive bishops will appreciate that providing access to information on family planning,” Paterno said. Oh they don’t need progressive Bishops to agree with this. For crying out loud, the Church wants to give information about contraceptives especially about their side effects:
- Depression or other emotional changes
- Breast lumps
- Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
- Pain in the calf
- Leg cramps
- Leg or foot swelling
- Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Sharp chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
- Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
- Signs of a stroke, such as:
- Vision or speech changes
- Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
- Severe headache
- Signs of liver damage, such as:
- Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
- Dark urine
- Upper-right abdominal pain
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Don’t forget this very important information: “Does not protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.”
Remember: The Catholic Church is not composed of stupid conservatives. The Church is led by professional biologists, engineers, philosophers, and theologians. They’re not as stupid as you think they are. They are masters of the Natural Law and that is what the Church tries to protect because as soon as Natural Law is broken, everything else follows. Destroy the natural wirings of the brain (or the distribution of hormones), the person becomes broken.
The Church has the same objectives as Edcel Lagman. Both want responsible parenthood. Both want health care for women. Now this alone should already shake your opinion and push you to STUDY why your leaders in the Catholic Church do not agree with contraception despite believing in the same objectives.
You just have to open your mind to what the Catholic Church has to say about life and contraception before making your opinion. Don’t base your opinion on mere news alone. We all know they are tainted (no need for proof). Read up on the Catechism of the Catholic Church first, and if you still disagree despite having an open mind, then I will leave you alone. Otherwise, I will still bug you to read up on your faith. Faith is intelligent as well you know. It’s not just the heart alone. It is also very reasonable. We have to start living our Catholic life together with our political life. We can’t profess our liberal political ideals with our Catholic ideals. Some just simply contradict. And when there is contradiction, there lies a lie.