DZIQ: Pro-population bill solons ‘no better than terrorists’, says bishop

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2011

Lawmakers who are supporting the Reproductive Health (RH) bill are like terrorists, a bishop and ranking official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines was quoted as saying on Radyo Inquirer Tuesday.

“Walang pinagkaiba sa mga terorista ang mga mambatas na sumusuporta sa RH Bill” (Law-makers who support RH Bill are no different than terrorists), said Archbishop Jose Palma, CBCP vice president.

According to the report, the bishop said that RH Bill was “anti-life”.

Palma’s statement contradicted what Archbishop Paciano Aniceto told Radyo Inquirer in an interview Monday when he said that the Catholic Church would respect supporters of the RH Bill.

Aniceto said, for one, they meant no disrespect to President Benigno Aquino III and his position about the RH Bill.

“This is not against the president. We love the president, we respect him, we are against only the policy of RH Bill because it is contrary to the Filipino cultural and moral values,” he said.

Palma reminded Aquino about his campaign cry when he ran for the presidency in 2010 in which he said that the real cause of poverty was corruption (walang mahirap kung walang corrupt). –Danica Hermogenes,

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