THE FILIPINO FAMILY UNDER SIEGE DR. LIGAYA A. ACOSTA Executive Director Human Life International-Asia
THE CULTURE OF: D - IVORCE E - UTHANASIA A - BORTION T – OTAL POPULATION CONTROL H - OMOSEXUALITY
Conspirators <ul><li>Almost all the entire U.N. bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Almost the entire European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Large sections of the U.S. Department of State </li></ul><ul><li>Huge U.N. agencies like UNFPA and UNICEF </li></ul><ul><li>Fabulously wealthy foundations that spend billions promoting abortion like Rockefeller, Ford, Hewlett, Packard, & Gates) </li></ul><ul><li>International financing agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Abortion revolutionary groups (IPPF) </li></ul><ul><li>(the media) </li></ul><ul><li>(Austin Ruse, “Pro-Life Countries Back Away from Unborn at the U.N.”, [email_address] , Washington D.C., 30 April 2008) </li></ul>
THE ANTI-LIFE UN-HOLY TRINITY <ul><li>BIRTH CONTROL </li></ul><ul><li>SEX EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>ABORTION </li></ul>
“ Reproductive Health, and Population Development Act of 2007” – “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development, and For Other Purposes” Hons. Edcel C. Lagman, Janette L. Garin, Narciso D. Santiago III, Mark Llandro Mendoza, Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona, Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraquel
Sec. 2: Declaration of Policy <ul><li>“ The State upholds and promotes responsible parenthood, informed choice, birth spacing and respect for life in conformity with universally recognized international human rights.” </li></ul>
Letter to Philippine Government and Members of the U.N. Troika, May 15, 2008 (Signatories: Engender Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights, International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific) <ul><li>“… remove from the Working Group Report, a recommendation by the </li></ul><ul><li>Holy See which calls for, “…the protection of children in the womb …” </li></ul><ul><li>Reason : “contrary to international human rights law”….” </li></ul>
Sec. 2: Declaration of Policy <ul><li>“ This policy is anchored on the rationale that sustainable human development is better assured with a manageable population of healthy, educated and productive citizens.” </li></ul>
MARGARET SANGER : (rabid RACIST and EUGENICIST!) <ul><li>Founder of Planned Parenthood (1930),financed by wealthy albeit philanthropic persons) </li></ul><ul><li>“ inferior races are human weeds and a menace to civilization! ” </li></ul><ul><li>- “more children from the fit less from the unfit!” </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.blackgenocide.org/sanger.htm : </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Truth About Margaret Sanger”) </li></ul>
Margaret Sanger: <ul><li>“ The most merciful thing a woman can do to her child is to kill it!” </li></ul>
ROE V WADE LAWYER: <ul><li>“ Use Abortion to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy, and poor!” </li></ul>
Sec. 3- Guiding Principles <ul><li>e. “…..burgeoning multitude….” !!! </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times, </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium Edition: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Overpopulation is one of the myths of the twentieth century” </li></ul>
Overpopulation myth has long been debunked by noted demographers and economists, among them, 1992 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, Prof. Gary Becker, Julian Simon, Jacqueline Kasun, Robert L. Sassone, Philip Longman, and Marilyn Vos Savant, among many others.
<ul><li>“ There is no population problem. Population growth is the result of the plunging death rate and increasing life expectancy worldwide. That is progress .” Sheldon Richman, CATO Institute </li></ul>
80% fall in Mortality Rate in 5 decades 1950-2000
<ul><li>Talks about “8-4-2-1 Syndrome” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kid for Hire System” </li></ul><ul><li>Adopting Adult Children </li></ul><ul><li>Cai Feng, demographer: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Though China’s constitution says children must support their parents, many now neglect them. That’s partly because the offspring of one-child families are “more likely to be spoiled and self-centered” </li></ul><ul><li>DINK lifestyle: Double Income, </li></ul><ul><li>No Kids </li></ul>
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: THE PROBLEM NOT THE SOLUTION!!!
(USAID funded) <ul><li>“ ang pag-’masturbate’ ay normal na gawain ano pa man ang edad, kasarian o sekswal na oryentasyon ng tao. Basta hindi ito umuubos ng oras, enerhiya at interes mo, hindi ito nakasasama. Ito rin ay isang paraan para mas higit nating makilala ang ating katawan at kung ano ang makapagbibigay-ligaya sa atin.” </li></ul>Page 33: MASTURBATION
Consequences of Excessive Masturbation <ul><li>Frequent masturbation and ejaculation stimulate acetylcholine/parasympathetic nervous functions excessively, resulting in the over production of sex hormones and neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin. Abundant and unusually amount of these hormones and neurotransmitters can cause the brain and adrenal glands to perform excessive dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversion and turn the brain and body functions to be extremely sympathetic. </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, there is a big change of body chemistry! </li></ul>
Consequences of Excessive Masturbation <ul><li>Hair Loss – “Over masturbation or over ejaculation converts too much testosterone into dihydrotestosterone(DHT). Excessive DHT binds to the root of hair cells, blocking it from growing and cutting off supplies of nutrients and proteins so that hair will thin and eventually stop growing.” </li></ul><ul><li>High levels of DHT overload the body causing baldness and possible </li></ul><ul><li>prostate enlargement. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchell McNiff, M.D., “Why Excessive Masturbation Exhaust the Human Mind and Body?” </li></ul>
Mitchell McNiff, M.D.: Why Excessive Masturbation Exhaust The Human Mind And Body? <ul><li>“ Masturbation and consequent orgasm depletes the brain and spinal fluids of acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin and the hormones such as hGH, DHEA, testosterone, thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3), neurotransmitters that are responsible for human functioning and very important when it comes to sex. This deficiency melts the brain’s acetylcholine/parasympathetic, dopamine and serotonin nervous functions and your endocrine functions. The damage results in the symptoms of bladder and prostate problems ; frequent urination , incontinency , semen leakage , enlarged prostate , etc…… “ </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Starting masturbation too young will cause a neuro-endocrine dysfunction. Your brain/pituitary-adrenal-testicular function cannot support a testosterone burst for holding up an erection due to a low level of bioelectric potential in your brain/parasympathetic nervous system.” </li></ul>
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>Sec. 3 Guiding Principles (L) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Respect for, protection and fulfillment of reproductive health rights seek to promote not only the rights and welfare of adult individuals and couples but those of adolescents and children as well” </li></ul>
Page 52: “The sexual urge is a natural feeling of the body that should be fulfilled , and is the body’s normal response to gratify or to express physical desire…..”
Former Cong. ALLAN KEYES, U.S.A . <ul><li>“ If we encourage our children to believe they can’t control their sexual desires, what of their greed, their anger, their prejudice, and their hate?” </li></ul>
Page 39: Understanding Sexual Orientation “Persons with homosexual orientation are sometimes referred to as “gay” (both men and women) or a “lesbian” (women only). Homosexuality is not an illness, mental disorder or an emotional or social concern. It does not require treatment. Homosexuals are capable of having a lasting, loving, long-term, committed relationship with a single partner. They are also capable of being good parents .
“ Lesson Guides on Adolescent Reproductive Health” pp 56-57: <ul><li>Prevention of STIs in Adolescents: </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescents may employ the following strategies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of safer sex including the use of condoms, reducing the number of partners and abstinence! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-penetrative sexual practice! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding anal, vaginal or oral sex without condoms with anyone known to practice risky behavior!!! </li></ul></ul>
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>SEC 12: </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>SEX EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>for SIX YEARS </li></ul><ul><li>from Grade 5 up to </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth Year High School!!! </li></ul>
When the president of the IPPF affiliate in the United States was asked, after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, how he planned to ensure that abortion would never again become illegal he answered with two words: "sex education!” (Alan Guttmacher, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1973).
DR. LEVINE, IPPF: <ul><li>“ Our goal as educators is to sanction sex before marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>By Sanctioning sex before marriage, we will prevent fear and guilt. We must relieve those who have them of their fears and guilt feelings (!!!)” </li></ul>
IPPF runs a website for adolescents in which various kinds of sexual practices are encouraged, including “mutual masturbation, oral and anal sex.” The website calls “casual sex” “exhilarating and entertaining.”
Another less known fact about IPPF programs around the world is that IPPF profits from children having sex . In a video expose on the IPPF/ESEAO affiliate in the United States (PPFA), it was shown that “one IPPF/ESEAO affiliate brings in over $48,000,000 a year from teenagers who have sex.” (James W. Sedlak video series. Planned Parenthood -- The Problem, Not The Solution. American Life League, Inc., Stafford, Virginia USA,
Another report on PPFA shows that “it makes over $65,000,000 a year profit from the sale of birth control devices.” (STOPP International. A Study of the Contraceptive Business at Planned Parenthood, Post Office Box 8, LaGrangeville, New York 12540, 1993)
Why do nations that stress sex education and contraceptive use continue to experience a rapidly escalating rate of teen pregnancy and an exploding AIDS epidemic?
Researches around the world substantiate the fact that the more contraceptive programs are aimed at the young, the more pregnancies , abortions , promiscuity , sexually transmitted diseases , and cancer of the cervix results!
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>Section 10: “CONTRACEPTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>AS </li></ul><ul><li>ESSENTIAL </li></ul><ul><li>MEDICINES” (!!!) </li></ul>
Contraceptives cause more than 60 documented horrible side effects: high blood pressure ; increased risk of stroke or heart attack ; cancers of the breast and reproductive organs ; osteoporosis ; blurring of vision/blindness ; infertility ; birth defects ; gall bladder disease ; liver tumors ; mood disorders ; depression and reduction of libido , etc…..
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC/WHO) <ul><li>Released July 29, 2005, monograph publishing findings showing that combined estrogen-progesterone oral contraceptives are CARCINOGENIC to humans. (Summary of findings published in August 2005 issue of Lancet Oncology, a British Medical Journal) </li></ul><ul><li>Research was carried out by a working group comprising 21 scientists from 8 countries. </li></ul>
IARC Statement: “Women increase their risk of breast, cervical and liver cancer if they use oral contraceptives” Greatest cancer risk is to young women, particularly teenagers, who use the pill.
Risk of Cervical Cancer according to age at first use (WHO, 1996)
Barbara Seaman Fellow Columbia University School of Journalism Co-founder National Women’s Health Network A women’s advocacy group in Washington D.C. that refuses money from the drug industry as part of its charter
SOME RESEARCHES <ul><li>8-YR NURSES’ HEALTH STUDY, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PILL USERS ARE 250% AS LIKELY TO HAVE HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES THAN THOSE WHO DON’T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REASON: pill excessively increases blood clotting ability </li></ul></ul>
The Pill and Cancer of the Cervix <ul><li>study of 47,000 women showed more than 4X incidence of cervical cancer </li></ul><ul><li>(300% increase) in pill users than never users </li></ul><ul><li>Beral and Hannaford (Lancet 1988) </li></ul>
Carcinoma of uterine cervix and Pill <ul><li>130 % risk of cancer of the cervix with more than 6 years use of oral contraceptive pills </li></ul><ul><li>(Medical Journal of Australia, 1989) </li></ul>
“ Risk of invasive Cervical Cancer doubled with increasing duration of use” “ Cervical Cancer and Hormonal Contraceptives Collaborative Analysis of Individual Data for 16,573 women with Cervical Cancer and 35,509 Women with Cervical Cancer for 24 Epidemiological Studies”, The Lancet, Vol. 370, Nov. 10, 2007, pp.1609-1621 .
“ Birth Control Pill Linked to Hardening of the Arteries” <ul><li>“ Researchers at the University of Ghent, conducting a long term study on 1,300 healthy women aged 35-55 observed that those women who take oral contraceptives have more plaque (a hard, fatty deposit) build-up in their arteries” leading to “increased risk of heart attack and stroke” </li></ul><ul><li>(Belgium, Apr. 8, 2008 LifeSitenews.Com) </li></ul>
Depo-provera and Breast cancer <ul><li>On March 7, 1978, US FDA </li></ul><ul><li>notified Upjohn of the disapproval of Depo-provera based on the following issues: </li></ul><ul><li>1. increased incidence of mammary tumors </li></ul><ul><li>2. irregular bleeding disturbances </li></ul><ul><li>3. poses potential risk of congenital malformation </li></ul>
Scanning Electron Micrographs of a Normal Endometrial Lining
Magnification of the Endometrial Lining Under the Influence of Hormonal Contraceptives D ay 7, cycle 19 Magnified 90x D ay 19, cycle 9 Magnified 90x D ay 23, cycle 13 Magnified 90x D ay 11, cycle 8 Magnified 90x D ay 19, cycle 9 Magnified 250x D ay 23, cycle 13 Magnified 250x
PROF. GONZALO HERRANZ, University of Navarre, Vice-President, World Federation of Doctors who Respect Human Life, with concurrence of DR. JEROME LEJEUNE (a world renowned expert on Fundamental Genetics from the University of Paris) <ul><li>“… ..The IUD acts primarily by preventing the embryo from implanting, not by preventing conception. It is therefore an ABORTIFACIENT , </li></ul><ul><li>not a contraceptive.” </li></ul>
THE CONDOM DECEPTION! <ul><li>Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers, using powerful electron microscopes, found that new latex, from which condoms are fabricated, contains “maximum inherent flaw[s]” (holes) 70 microns in diameter. These holes are 700 times larger than the HIV-1 virus. There are pores in latex, and some of the pores are large enough to pass sperm-sized particles. </li></ul><ul><li>Carey, et al., observed leakage of HIV-sized particles through 33%+ of the latex condoms tested. </li></ul>
THAILAND <ul><li>Thai Minister of Health enacted a “100% Condom Use Program.” All brothels were required to have supplies of condoms, and condom vending machines were installed in all supermarkets, bars, restaurants, and other public gathering places. This program was widely accepted and implemented by the people. </li></ul>
<ul><li>From 112 cases of HIV/AIDS in 1987, they have today more than a million cases. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Condoms do not offer protection for diseases that are transmitted by skin to skin contact such as human papilloma virus and herpes simplex virus , frequently found throughout the genital area in infected individuals. No degree of condom education will curb the transmission of these organisms.” ( Stephen Genuis, M.D., “What About the Condom?” Risky Sex (2 nd Edition). Edmonton, Alberta: KEG Publishing, 1991) </li></ul>
RH BILL NOT ABOUT ABORTION? - “Prevention of Abortion and Management of Post-Abortion Complications”
Abernathy, Marian, MPH, “Planning for a Sustainable Supply of Manual Vacuum Aspiration Instruments”, a Guide for Program Managers, Second Edition, “Case Study: The Philippines”, Page 18 <ul><li>Term used to legally acquire “Manual Vacuum Aspirators” (MVA’s), a known abortion device, by the Department of Health since 2003 in cooperation with Engender Health, RDM Enterprises (Commercial Distributor), the Packard Foundation, and USAID!!! </li></ul>
WHO Training Curriculum for Health Programme Managers, p 145: <ul><li>” Selected Examples of Reproductive Rights:” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The right to the benefits of scientific progress : Traditionally understood to relate to technology transfers between countries of the North and South. Now, could also include, for example, recognition that a woman’s right to control her own reproduction would obviously be enhanced by access to microbicides, female controlled methods of contraception, research into a greater range of male contraceptives, and access to safe abortion.” </li></ul>
RH services: “should cover reproductive health concerns, namely Family Planning; Maternal Care; Prenatal Care; Safe delivery and postnatal care especially breastfeeding, infant, and womens’s health care; Infertility; Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs); STD,HIV/AIDS, and other reproductive disorders; Abortion ; and Violence against men or women.” (Trainees’ Manual, Page 7)
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>Sec. 21 Prohibited Acts </li></ul><ul><li>a) 3. “Refuse to provide reproductive health care services to an abused pregnant minor… on whose case no parental consent is necessary.” </li></ul>
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>Sec. 12. f: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Use and application of natural and modern family planning methods to promote reproductive health, achieve desired family size and prevent unwanted, unplanned and mistimed pregnancies” </li></ul>
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>Sec. 21 Prohibited Acts </li></ul><ul><li>5. “Refuse to extend reproductive health care services and information on account of the patient’s civil status , gender or sexual orientation , age , religion , personal circumstances , and nature of work .” </li></ul>
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act <ul><li>Sec. 22. Penalties </li></ul><ul><li>“… ranging from one (1) month to six (6) months or a fine ranging from Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.) to Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000) </li></ul>
2006 Periodic Review of the Philippines, CEDAW: <ul><li>Urged the government to “consider the problem of unsafe abortion as a matter of high priority” and “consider reviewing the laws relating to abortion and provide with a view to removing punitive provisions imposed on women who undergo abortion and provide them with access to quality services for the management of complications arising from unsafe abortions and to reduce women’s maternal mortality rates in line with the Committee’s general recommendation 24 on women and health and the Beijing Platform for Action.” </li></ul>
CEDAW General Recommendation No. 24, Par. 14 <ul><li>“ Barriers to women’s access to appropriate health care include laws that criminalize medical procedures only needed by women and that punish women who undergo those procedures” and that “when possible, legislation criminalizing abortion could be amended to remove punitive provisions imposed on women who undergo abortion.” </li></ul>
CEDAW jurisprudence have consistently declared anti-abortion laws as a violation of the rights to life and health! (e.g. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru)
Reproductive Health & Population Development Act: guarantees “access to a full range of safe, legal and effective family planning methods, techniques, and devices.”
ABORTION COMPLICATIONS S <ul><li>laceration of cervix by suction apparatus or knife; hemorrhage ; perforated uterus; laceration of urinary bladder and ureters; pulmonary embolism (air bubble in bloodstream); laceration of bowel and subsequent infection; shock; reaction to anesthesia, including bronchial obstruction, anaphylactic shock, and cardiac arrest; reaction to blood transfusion’ laparatomy (surgical section of abdominal wall); hysterectomy; retained tissue; death of mother; and much higher risk of developing breast cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>(Hatcher et.al, Contraceptive Technology, p. 451) </li></ul>
Explanatory Note, Page 2 HB 17 <ul><li>“ this bill does not only protect life of the unborn from the moment of implantation…..” </li></ul>
HUMAN LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION! Even if the presence of a spiritual soul cannot be ascertained by empirical data, scientific research categorically tells us that all genetic characteristics of a human being is already complete once the egg and sperm cell unite…
WHAT EXPERTS SAY: <ul><li>Dr. Watson A. Bowes, University of Colorado Medical School: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter – the beginning is conception .” </li></ul>
WHAT EXPERTS SAY: <ul><li>Prof. Hymie Gordon, Mayo Clinic: </li></ul><ul><li>“ By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception .” </li></ul>
DR. JEROME LEJEUNE, Father of Fundamental Genetics <ul><li>“ After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being…This is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception.” </li></ul>
Prof. Jerome Lejeune Father of Fundamental Genetics University of Paris William Allen Memorial Awardee Visiting Professor of NATO <ul><li>If the human zygote was not already an independent and fully human and viable being, then – </li></ul><ul><li>“ In vitro fertilization would be impossible…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ embryo transfer could not be performed.” </li></ul>
The FETUS is NOT a “BLOB OF TISSUE!” <ul><li>The baby’s heart begins to beat within 18-24 days (even before the mother knows that she is pregnant) </li></ul><ul><li>At 6 weeks – moves his arms and legs </li></ul><ul><li>At 8 weeks – completely formed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>all his organs are completely functioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Already has his/her own fingerprints! </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>VASECTOMY may lead to </li></ul><ul><li>thyroid and joint disorders, heart and circulatory diseases, diabetes, psychological difficulties, prostate cancer, and increased risk of kidney problems including kidney stones </li></ul><ul><li>LIGATION may cause severe bleeding , pelvic infections, ectopic pregnancy, and subsequent hysterectomy because of severe bleeding. </li></ul>
UNMET NEEDS? <ul><li>Whose needs is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT THOSE OF THE POOR for more birth control, but their own for further control over the lives of the people! </li></ul></ul>
HEALTH SEC. MANUEL DAYRIT: <ul><li>Letter to Editor, PDI, 17 September 2004: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Statistics will show that the prevalence of contraceptive use has long since leveled off, and there is really no massive clamor among the Filipino people to have more and more free contraceptives. The observation that hormonal preparations were used for gardening and that stocks of unwanted contraceptives just took up space in storerooms – are not just urban legends, but facts. Thus, financial resources allotted by foreign donors to assist Philippine government programs could actually be better spent in other pursuits than purchasing contraceptives…..” </li></ul>
HEALTH SEC. MANUEL DAYRIT <ul><li>“… .It is also of value to demystify our perceptions about the role of contraceptives in women’s health, women’s rights, and healthy families. To equate access to contraceptives with the reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality is simplistic. Equally flawed is a much publicized argument that women are accorded the rights they deserve when they are made to use contraceptives. Majority of the women who use these products are not wholly aware of the many affects they have on their health and lives…..” </li></ul>
More children have been found to decrease the risk of breast cancer and myoma !
1996 Study: DR. COLDITZ, Society for Gynecologic Investigation <ul><li>Closer birth space after first pregnancy and multiple pregnancy: 50% less risk of breast cancer </li></ul>
Marshal et. Al – Fert Steril, 1998: <ul><li>Chilvez & Pike, British Journal of Medicine: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a strong trend in the protection effect associated with breastfeeding from breast cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More children is a protection against myoma </li></ul></ul>
Dr. Vijayakrishna K. Gadi ,Asst. Professor, University of Washington, and Research Associate, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center <ul><li>Women who bear children have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Reason: “the ability of cells from a developing fetus to cross the placenta and take up long-term residence within its mother (called fetal microchimerism), puts her immune system into alert to destroy malignant cells.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fetal Microchimerism in Women with Breast Cancer, Cancer Research, October 1, 2007, pp. 9035-9038, published in Concerned Parents Report Immediate Update, February 27, 2008. </li></ul>
“ The real problem of government’s family planning is not of families out of control, but of planners out of control!” Jacqueline Kasun “The War Against Population”
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: (Billings/Cervical Mucus/ Ovulation Method) <ul><li>99% EFFECTIVE, and COMPLETELY FREE OF SIDE EFFECTS…also ENHANCES RELATIONSHIPS! </li></ul>
It is only a serious moral-spiritual revival , the teaching and learning of chastity before marriage, and Natural Family Planning within marriage, not to mention prayers and self-denial, that can truly make a difference!
There is only one answer to end the AIDS epidemic and prevent sexually transmitted diseases: ABSTAIN from sex before marriage , and BE FAITHFUL to your spouse after that!
There is no constitution, law, or program, no matter how solemnly written or proclaimed, that can abrogate the right that God gives to every person, without which all other rights become meaningless THE RIGHT TO LIFE!
POPE JOHN PAUL II, (EV P39) <ul><li>“ Man’s life comes from God; it is his gift, his image and imprint, a sharing in his breath of life. God therefore is the sole Lord of this life: man cannot do with it as he wills.” </li></ul>
POPE BENEDICT XVI: <ul><li>“… the great and wonderful discoveries of science becomes doubled-edged : they can open up significant possibilities for good, for the benefit of mankind, but also as we see only too clearly, they can pose for a terrible threat, involving the destruction of man and the world.” “We need truth!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If truth does not exist for man, they neither can ultimately distinguish between good and evil.” </li></ul>
LET US ALL UNITE AND COURAGEOUSLY STAND FOR TRUTH AND THE FILIPINO FAMILY!