CBCP to Aquino: Blood of innocent on your handsBy Philip C. Tubeza
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Their blood is on your hands.
A high-ranking official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday condemned the decision of President Aquino to certify as “urgent” the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill.
“We hope he understands that his administration will be stained by the blood of the innocent unborn who will be deprived of the right to life because of contraceptive use,” said Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Family and Life.
“We hope he realizes that this bill will lead so many into offending God by the mandatory sex education. In the end, the supporters of this bill will be held accountable by God and His people,” he added.
“To end divisiveness? We are more than resolute to oppose the spirit behind this bill until the very last breath that we have,” Castro said.
Human Life International-Philippines director Rene Bullecer said their group will continue to pray so the bill would not make it to the desk of the President for signing.
“We have to continue praying. Let’s wait for divine intervention. I know God will do something before Aquino signs the RH (bill) into law,” Bullecer told the Church-run Radio Veritas.
“We need to intensify more our prayers and information campaign so that along the way, people will come to understand more the evil implications of the RH bill,” Bullecer added.