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ASIA/PHILIPPINES - “President Aquino, confirm the policies for respect for life,” request from activists in the “Month for Life”
There have been events, mass manifestations, candlelight prayer vigils, conferences and debates announced in Manila, Cebu and other cities: “We want our leaders and all members of Congress who support pro-life family policies, to know that they have the full support of the entire Filipino people,” said Bullecer.
“This,” he continued, “is a crucial theme which characterises the work of a government. Recently, after a meeting with a Bishop, the Government announced its intention to pursue policies of population control and wanting to adopt policies in line with Christian values. But meanwhile, in practice, Government agencies still continue to pursue the approach of the Document on Reproductive Health that was presented in Parliament,” notes the activist.
Bullecer said that “the Aquino government has already received more than $900 million from agencies such as USAID, UNFPA and other international bodies, pushing for strict population control policies. Therefore, it will be difficult to actually take a step backwards.” Hence, in the “Month for life” Catholics intend “to reaffirm the urgency to protect human life and the family in society and national policies.”
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