The Philippines is one of the last remaining bastions of anti-abortion. But now, there is an imminent threat. The very Catholic Ireland and Argentina, home of Pope Francis, and most Christian nations worldwide have fallen, legalizing abortion. Mexico recently decriminalized abortion, a shrewd pro-abortion strategy to render anti-abortion laws useless without repealing them. THE PHILIPPINES IS THE NEXT TARGET, using this Mexican model. Texas recently issued a ban on abortion, going against the US mainstream. These are all part of the ongoing 2,000-year-old war between Christ and satan, which is intensifying.
eastwind journals, September 13, 2021
By Bernie V. Lopez, email@example.com
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The global pro-abortion campaign is based on the premise that population control is urgent in a shrinking Earth. But if they kill unborn babies, does the end justify the means? This is the dilemma of abortion.
The United States and the United Nations are leading the drive to control global population with huge international funds for abortion, especially in Third World countries. The goal is population control by enticing Third World nations with juicy funds to abandon their moral conviction. They aim is to 1) have anti-abortion laws removed by enticing lawmakers with funds; 2) finance abortion clinics everywhere; and 3) launch abortion grassroots campaigns, and give seminars and free condoms especially in remote villages.
Atty. Clara Rita Padilla authored a draft bill to decriminalize abortion. It is a shrewd strategy, the Mexican model – do not remove the anti-abortion law to avoid protest, simply render it useless by decriminalizing it. If she succeeds, abortion funds will flood the Philippines even with an anti-abortion law in place. Abortion clinics will rise everywhere. Abortion campaigns will be launched everywhere. So far, the Padilla bill is not yet a law.
Padilla and the UN/US pro-abortionists say the law should protect the life the mother. The Church says the law should protect the life of the unborn baby. Here lies the irony posed by abortion – saving mothers by murdering unborn babies. Actually, the lives of mothers are not even threatened in most cases. It is just an excuse. The real aim is population control, the ‘cleansing’ of the Earth.
Padilla hopes to receive juicy funds from the UN campaign for women’s rights under its Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. This committee supports the International Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), under whose banner the pro-abortion advocates have their UN-funded campaigns. Padilla is a member of ESCR-Net. (Source – South China Morning Post).
The pro-abortion website reproductiverights.org reported in June 2021 that an organization vaguely called The Center co-founded the Philippine Safe Abortion Advocacy Network (PINSAN), which is suspected to soon receive vast anti-abortion funds. The pro-abortionists are moving in.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) fears that the Philippine government and pro-abortion NGOs are eyeing the juicy funds. The temptation is great in a nation where resources and jobs are meager due to the Pandemic. The funds are more important than the than abortion issue itself. The CBCP leads the drive against abortion in the only Catholic country in Asia. Filipino Catholic devotion, which is strong and vibrant, offers strong resistance to this global US/UN campaign.
The Legal Issue.
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act (RPRHA, 2012) allows abortion, but only under ‘very strict circumstances’, which does not cover the generic cases of the US/UN global pro-abortion campaign. That campaign wants less or no conditionalities. There is no Philippine law which authorizes abortions in order to save women’s lives. The Catholic Church and the CBCP are against the liberalization or decriminalization of the anti-abortion law.
The Constitutional Commission proposed the equal protection of mothers and babies, but this is a ‘legal dilemma’ because savings lives of mothers and babies are often contradictory. If a choice has to be made, then that is covered by the ‘very strict circumstances’, not by the liberalized US/UN pro-abortion campaign conditionalities. The constitutionality of abortion has yet to be challenged in the Supreme Court. (Wikipedia).
Due to misleading reports that Pope Francis had softened on the abortion issue, former CBCP President Archbishop Socrates Villegas said that “abortion remains a ‘grave’ offense against the moral law” (Inquirer Sept. 4, 2015).
Is abortion related to the Pandemic? Is Mankind being punished for sins of worldwide ‘legalized murders’? The irresistible force, pro-abortion, is in a collision course with the immovable object, anti-abortion. This is the great ongoing battle today between Christ and Satan, between good and evil, that has been going on for the last 2,000 years. Satan is working hard. So the Church must also work hard to win the battle.
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