Monday 27 September 2010

Full marks to Benigno Aquino, BRAVO!

Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
born February 8, 1960)
also known as Noynoy
Aquino or PNoy,
is the fifteenth and the current President of the Philippines.

President Benigno Aquino's stand regarding contraception, as reported by AFP today, 27th September 2010, deserves accolades for his stand against the RC Church in the Philippines.

Please read the news item below.

Unwanted pregnancies should always be prevented

The Roman Catholic Church needs to get real, the priorities need to be adjusted.

In most, if not all ,developing countries with a large RC population, the vast majority of people are very poor, the Philippines is a prime example.

One of the reasons for this poverty is the very large number of children born tnto poor families who are denied access to free family planing education and contraception.

In my humble opinion the governments and the people of all nations should stand up against all archaic, oppressive, demeaning and illogical religious teachings which are detrimental to their prosperity, welfare, good health and well-being.

The Roman Catholic is filthy rich whilst their followers are generally as poor as church mice, how shameful this is!

Especially in poor countries with a high birth rate, more instruction, material and moral encouragement and free, or very cheap, and easily accessible contraception methods are absolutely vital.

"MANILA - THE Philippine government will provide contraceptives to poor couples who request it despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic church, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday.

Speaking in a satellite television interview from the United States where he is on a seven-day visit, Mr Aquino stressed that the number of children a couple had was a matter of personal choice.

'The government is obligated to inform everybody of their responsibilities and their choices. At the end of the day, government might provide assistance to those who are without means if they want to employ a particular method,' he said.

'I believe the couple will be in the best position to determine what is best for the family, how to space (the births), what methods they can rely on and so forth,' said Mr Aquino at a 'town hall' style meeting with expatriate Filipinos.

'They face the responsibility for the children that they bring in and government is willing to assist them.' Mr Aquino, a 50-year-old bachelor and a practising Catholic, was responding to questions about how he planned to curb population growth in the face of opposition from the church.

The church wields considerable influence in the Philippines, where more than 80 per cent of the population are Catholics, and has used its clout in the past to attack officials who champion artificial methods of birth control." -- AFP

The humble condom, is a god-send for the poor.

Dira necessitas

The dire necessity. (Horace)

Dum tempus habemus, operemur bonum

While we have the time, let us do good

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