Golez short-sighted on RH-A A +A
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
THERE is no doubt that P-Noy has done a lot for women and did not want to be the President with the biggest number of illegal abortions. In 2010 the biggest figure of an estimated 800,000 illegal abortions a year in the Philippines was announced by Arroyo's Health Secretary.
While measures to improve the population figures have been stalled by the supporters of the Catholic Church's position, abortion here doubled. This from an estimated 400,000 a year in 1994 to 800,000 in 2010.
Respected health organizations are frustrated that what should be an important part of the RH Bill is not discussed.
When you can take time to think of 6 million real Filipino babies have had their lives ended in many awful ways between 2001–2010 it deserves to bring tears to the eyes.
Certainly not in the Catholic Church who only talk of when life begins not how it has ended for so many Filipino babies.
We hear that 70 percent of Filipinos support the RH Bill. This may be because so many say it is better to have contraceptives than abortion. Many OFWs working in countries where prevention not termination is the norm have passed this information on.
We do not want to emulate the US; better to follow the example of Ireland.
Ireland has a bigger percentage of Catholics than the Philippines yet it has no illegal abortion. Abortion in Ireland is illegal. Since the 1960s the Irish have taken the view of prevention not termination and have a controlled population.
Therefore compared to 6million illegal abortions in the Philippines between 2001–2010, the figure in Ireland was zero.
The Philippines has doubled its population in a fraction of Senator Enrile’s life.
Ireland also does not suffer as here of a population living in hellish conditions or the evils of all types of crime stemming from the roots of overpopulation.
A country is not because of the size of population but the number in work, especially those producing products.
Here in Negros we are a sugar island but where are the factories making products that are 50-to nearly 100 percent made of sugar. For example candies, chocolate, jams and marmalade?
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 07, 2012.