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Human Reproduction is a Physical Economic Issue of Profound Implications

Human Reproduction is a Physical Economic Issue of Profound Implications

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May 23, 2011 (LPAC)–The strongly Catholic country of the Philippines has been wracked in the recent period by debate over a “reproductive health” bill widely, and correctly, seen as designed to reduce human reproduction in the Philippines so that there are fewer and fewer Filipinos.

Philippines President “NoyNoy” Aquino with liberal, technocratic and U.S. support is in favor of the bill while the Church has mounted a strong, but until now sterile legalistic canon-law-based defense of human life and dignity.

But this weekend, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz sounded a sharply, different clear note: He said President Aquino’s support for population control programs was an official admission of his administration’s inability to undertake socioeconomic programs to ease poverty. “His government’s simplistic option and blatant decision is lessen [the number of] Filipinos to have a better Philippines.

“Forgotten is the once proud and loud shout {‘Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap’} (If there’s no corruption, there’s no poverty). Now the maxim sounds {‘Kung walang ipapanganak, walang mahirap’} (If no child is born, there’s no poverty),” he said.

Instead of thinking of ways to produce more food and houses for people, the government had subscribed to this idea that “the less people eat, the more food there is; the fewer people are housed, the more houses there are.”

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