to go, EJ! LivePure!
youth advocate chastity, not ‘reproductive
Thaddeus Baklinski | Tue Apr
05 15:35 EST | Contraception
Tue Apr 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com)
– Sexual purity is the best solution
to unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted
diseases, and not the government’s
proposed reproductive health bill, according
to what the Philippine bishops’
news service said
is a “growing” number of youth
in the Philippines.
an interfaith pro-life rally held on March
25 at the Quirino Grandstand, just days
before the vote on the RH bill, E
J Aguila, 27, a member of the CFC-Youth
for Family and Life, told the massive
crowd of an estimated 50-100,000 that
chastity and abstinence are the answers
to STDs and unwanted pregnancies, and
not the controversial legislation.
said onstage that he has chosen to wait
until he is married to have sexual relations
with the person “God will give me,”
He questioned the need for sex education
for Filipino youth, and advocated the
choice to remain abstinent until marriage.
various versions of the reproductive health
bill, introduced by Filipino legislators
and supported by activists funded by Western
NGOs during the last decade, sought to
fund the widespread disbursement of contraceptives
and to introduce sex education in public
schools. They are part of an effort to
reduce the country’s poverty through
the newest version of the RH bill, called
the “Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive
Health and Population and Development
Act,” failed to pass in the House
of Representatives by the end of the current
legislative session, the bill will likely
be reintroduced in the next session, which
begins in May.
young woman at the rally told cbcpnews
that the RH bill will lead to the abuse
of young people, especially women.
Termulo from Youth for Christ (YFC) said
that the measures proposed in the RH bill
would lead to the objectification of women.
will be used as sex objects when the bill
is passed,” she said, adding, “The
youth will be led astray because they
will think that they are doing the right
thing. I hope that they will not be pro-RH
bill anymore, but become pro-life.”
affirmed Termulo’s statement and
said he wants to challenge the image of
apathetic Filipino youth, stressing that
the “the youth do care about life.”
is not true that we are pro-RH bill, we
are instead Pro-Life,” he said.
to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."