KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Senate Bill 2865 is an abortion law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:02

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth…” (Psalm 121:1-2, the Holy Bible).
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SENATE BILL 2865 IS AN ABORTION LAW: No matter how Sen. Pia Cayetano may deny it, Senate Bill 2865, which is the amended version of the Reproductive Health Bill, is an out and out abortion law, as shown by its provisions— Section 3, Paragraph (s), and Section 18, Paragraph (2)—which allow even a young girl who gets pregnant to decide, on her own, to abort the baby in her womb.

Section 3, Paragraph (s), says: “(s) Reproductive Rights - refers to the rights of  individuals and couples, to  decide freely  and responsibly whether or not to  have children… to  make  other  decisions  concerning  reproduction,  free  of  discrimination, coercion  and  violence…” In fine, what Section 3 is saying is that it is the right of an individual (a young girl is an individual) to decide whether or not to allow a baby to be born.

Section 18, Paragraph (2), says exactly the same thing: “… In the  case  of  minors,  the  written  consent  of  parents… shall  be  required  only in  elective  surgical  procedures  and in  no  case  shall consent be required in emergency or serious cases…” In fine, this provision allows the minor girl to decide for and by herself, even contrary to the wishes of her own parents.
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MANILA BARANGAYS NOT GIVEN DISASTER FUNDS? Did you know that, despite warnings from disaster-preparedness experts that Manila could be erased from the map as a result of liquefaction (or a process by which the soil beneath it could become watery and unable to support the buildings and other structures standing thereon), almost all of its barangays are not given any money at all for rescue or relief operations in the event of a disaster?

This was disclosed last Saturday, September 10, 2011, by Bgy. Captain Marissa Papa of Bacood, Sta. Mesa, during a seminar conducted by the Rotary Club of Intramuros on “peace and conflict prevention and resolution”. Papa’s assertions were confirmed by 10 other barangay captains from Bacood who joined the seminar.
Papa said that Manila barangays are a far cry compared to their counterparts from, for example, Makati City or Pasig City, if disaster funds are concerned because, she said, while Manila barangays receive only P1 million or so as annual operations budget from the city government, Makati or Pasig barangays receive P50 million to P100 million, enabling them to buy equipment for use during disasters.
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GOD’S CURSES, PART II: We continue with the enumeration of God’s curses, given to a people who no longer listen to Him and who no longer obey His commands, taken from Deuteronomy 28 of the Bible. Here are these additional curses, as written in Deuteronomy 28:15, series:

“The LORD will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish.   

“The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed…”