A repost from CBCP For Life.
MANILA, Dec. 3, 2012—The Christmas spirit found its way into efforts being undertaken by a group of life advocates in persuading pro-RH solons to re-think their position.
Poised at the main lobby of the House of Representatives were members of Filipinos for Life (F4L) who handed Christmas greeting cards to legislators and other public figures known for their support of the reproductive health (RH) bill.
“I’m giving out Christmas cards to the solons which we think will show how voting for the RH bill violates the spirit of Christmas,” said Mike Mapa, F4L chairman.
“Christmas is the most pro-life season and it celebrates how the ‘yes to life’ of one young woman, a poor woman, a yes to life that signified total faith in God – despite uncertainties – allowed the plan of God for man’s salvation to come to fruition,” he explained.
The greeting card pointed out the Blessed Mother’s youth at the time of the incarnation, St. Joseph’s humble means as a carpenter, and the baby Jesus’ birth into poverty, and asked the question, “RH po ba ang kailangan namin?”
F4L has been actively spreading the pro-life message on social media, releasing several statements at the height of Senate debates on the population control measure, debunking inaccurate claims of RH bill sponsors regarding the so-called “11 maternal deaths daily” and exposing outdated data being used by RH supporters to justify the “need” for the birth control measure. (CBCP for Life)