liars! liars! pants (& skirts) on fire!

25 July 2008

it is clear naman to the informed public that the celibate bishops and priests plus fundamentalist preachers like mike velarde who insist that contraception is a kind of abortion and therefore evil are LYING, no ifs or buts about it.

what’s not clear is, where do they get the gumption to lie like this? what makes them so fearless, even so certain, that they speak a truth?

after some googling my theory is that they’re taking their cue from the u.s. of a., no less, where matagal nang may population management at matagal nang legal ang abortion ngunit hindi pa rin sumusuko ang mga pro-life, lalo na ang bush administration, sa pagkontra sa mga pro-choice.

ang latest strategy ng bush administration is a proposal of the department of health and human services to re-define abortion to include all kinds of contraception and, guided by this, to allow anti-abortion health practitioners to refuse to make contraception available to women in need.

the proposed new definition of abortion:

any of the various procedures — including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action — that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation.”

of course imbiyerna ang mga pro-choice, unang una na si hillary clinton:

The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women’s health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them ‘abortion.’ These proposed regulations set tobe released next week will allow healthcare providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it. We can’t let them get away with this underhanded move to undermine women’s health and that’s why I am sounding the alarm.”

wow, we sure could use a hillary clinton to take on the lying celibates and preachers in this overpopulated part of the world. compared to a giant like hillary, gma who loves the bishops and whose spiritual adviser is mike velarde is truly a midget of underhanded and unqualified proportions.

MORE: radicalchick’s don’t forget the woman, caffeine_spark’s some cold, hard facts

6 Responses to liars! liars! pants (& skirts) on fire!

  1. July 26, 2008 at 10:52 am

    * Why is the Catholic Church in this country so conservative and backward- looking (like being 100% against population control)?

    God answers:They take very literally the “Go forth and multiply” adage without realizing that your land space has not increased even an inch since the earth’s creation.

  2. July 27, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Angela,

    You are absolutely right to This is absolutely crazy!

    These religious freaks are completely wrong — where do they come from? Use of contraception is abortion? They are almost criminals! Bollocks!

    Why can’t Filipino women just ignore those bishops?

    I mean, it’s not as if these bishops will send them to jail or to hell if they use contraception(at least not straight away; according to Catholic dogma, there’s confession that they can bank on in case women using contraceptions change their mind or maybe when they start menopausing they can confess by then, there’s no worrying about getting pregnant anymore! Heheh).

    But seriously, isn’t there anybody in this govt that’s not superstitious? If those religious freaks are giving a false message about contraception and abortion, isn’t the sensible thing to do is to re-calibrate things and at the very least is for some educators, health workers, nurses or doctors to explain the difference between abortion and contraception from a medical point of view and let the women decide.

  3. July 27, 2008 at 3:01 am

    The religious freaks in Manila will probably burn me at the stake if they learn that I don’t fail to tell my children (especially the oldest who’s a boy) not to forget that in their physical relationships with the opposite sex, accidents can be prevented, that life threatening viruses can be avoided, etc by using condom.

    I’m not encouraging my kids to have physical relationship with their partners (my kiddies are teenagers save for the oldest who is over 18) but it is my belief that you never know what kiddies do nowadays with their “friends” and I am a believer that forewarned is forearmed… It is the duty of the parents to talk to children about things that we would like to shy away from — if we truly love them.

  4. July 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    hi anna ;) indeed sex education pa rin ang sagot sa religious freaks. but no, no one in the mass media is bothering to just keep explaining the difference between contraception and abortion. i truly worry about the effect of such a campaign on the masses of uneducated uninformed pinoys.

  5. July 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    nakakatawa yung sinabi ni Ate Glo kanyang SONA…and I quote hehe “Nag-aalala ako para sa naka-aawang maybahay na pasan ang pananagutan para sa buong pamilya”

    Kasi naman ipinagbabawal niya na bigyan ng pagkakataong mamili ang mga may-bahay kung paano nila paplanuhin ang kanilang pamilya ayon sa kanilang kakayahan. Dahil sa pangingialam ni Ate Glo at sa kagustuhan nya maging mabango sa simbahan, ayan madami tuloy siyang anak…at sya lahat ang nagaalaga. As if naman aalagaan ng simbahan yung mga batang hindi na kayang alagaan ng mga ina nila. Kaya ayun, may mababalitaan nalang tayong batang hinahagis sa labas ng taxi…finuflush sa toilet…at tinatapon sa basurahan.

    Kakainis! hehe

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