Maybe the R.H. bill got itself a shiny new tail – “responsible parenthood” to please the Catholic Church, but CBCP still threatens to walk out of its dialogue with Malacanang re the R.H. Bill. What gives?
I can understand why “responsible parenthood” is more acceptable to the church that “reproductive health”. It still boils down to the battle between natural and artificial family planning methods.
What I don’t understand is how the Catholic church could impose upon all the citizens of the Philippines the teachings of their church. They are “thinking” of pulling out of the talks because Malacanang doesn’t get them? Hmmmmm….. Uh, what about the other non-Catholic citizens?
For real, when did the church start getting such a special say in the legislation of this country? I believe that the Catholic church’s main responsibility is to make sure that its brethren know its doctrine, understand it, and are inspired to make a decision based on the belief of those doctrine.
Meanwhile, it’s the government’s responsibility to make lives better for its citizenry – adequate food, water, shelter, clothing, education, work, health.
*Lara thinks that there is a reason for the separation of church and state