The recent ruckus over the Reproductive Health Bill or House Bill 4244 is largely centered on the Catholic Church’s protest over artificial contraception as a means to control the burgeoning population. Personally, it is my belief that no one is in a position to tell people that artificial contraception “is bad” and that natural methods “are good” — instead, those in-the-know should provide all the information about both methods without bias and allow the couples to decide for themselves. Section 3, No.5 of HB 4244 states precisely that.

Also, HB 4244 recognizes that abortion is illegal and punishable by law, however those women who are needing care post abortion (remember, there is a difference between an induced abortion and a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion — though in both cases involves the expulsion of the products of conception and the fetus before the age of viability) must be treated without judgment. Another favorable provision in the RH bill is the mention of gender equality, which was defined as “absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in opportunities, allocation of resources or benefits and access to services.”

Now, dear cardinals and bishops, stop with the disinformation already. Stop poisoning the people’s minds with your perceived evil of the RH Bill. Just look at how distorted you’ve made your followers’ minds:

George Carlin couldn’t have said it any better:

Now, speaking of consistency, Catholics — which I was until I reached the age of reason — and other Christians are against abortions, and they’re against homosexuals. Well who has less abortions than homosexuals? Leave these fucking people alone, for Christ sakes! Here is an entire class of people guaranteed never to have an abortion, and the Catholics and Christians are just tossing them aside! You’d think they’d make natural allies. Go look for consistency in religion.

And speaking of my friends — the Catholics, when John Cardinal O’Connor of New York and some of these other cardinals and bishops have experienced their first pregnancies and their first labor pains, and they’ve raised a couple of children on minimum wage, then I’ll be glad to hear what they have to say about abortion. I’m sure it will be interesting and enlightening…


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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