PJ recieved a very "interesting" email from a certain BISHOP NORBERTO L. MERCADO '73 of the Council of Overseers of the Nations Evangelization (CONE), a former 2010 presidential candidate, to quote:
Is It Right For Any Reason At All To Murder Millions of Filipino Children?
The message he wants to convey is obviously alarmist in scope, as to whether he has factual basis on his contention that the RH Bill meant a genocidal rampage against Filipino children is kind of amusing to say the least. I can't help but respond to get some clarity on his asserion, to quote:THIS AFTERNOON, May 29,2011, our church-fellowship, began to pray to the Lord our God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the God of Israel, to move Philippine senators to reject the craftily titled and craftily worded "Reproductive Health Bill" which de-criminalizes the killing of millions of unborn Filipino children through ABORTION.
If you carefully read the bill, which is principally sponsored by Congressman Edcel Lagman and maybe approved by the lower house, it has a provision, which is not being incisively and decisively discussed in media fora, which states that while the bill recognizes that ABORTION is illegal, the state should use its resources to help or assist women who undergo abortion. Knowing the sinful nature of man, abortionists and women who wish to undergo abortion to cover their shame if their boyfriends disown their child, or if they wish to reduce the number of their children for whatever reason, will be embolden to do ABORTION because when this bill is passed into law, ABORTION will no longer be a criminal act. In fact, this bill even mandates the state to use its resources to assist women who undergo abortion for whatever reasons they have. AND THEY WILL INVENT ALL THE REASONS THEY NEED TO COVER UP THEIR CRIME OF MURDERING THEIR OWN CHILDREN!
The Word of God explicitly declares that the unborn child, whatever length of days he or she has, is already a human being, created by God in His own image.
Read these verses by heart:
" The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."(Jeremiah 1:4)
"Listen to me, you islands; hear this you distant nations. Before I was born, the lord called me; from my birth He has made mention of my name. He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of His hand He hid me. He made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in His quiver. He said to me, 'You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will displaey My splendor."(ISAIAH 49:1-3)
"For You created my inmost being, You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be."(PSALM 139:13-16)
READ THESE OTHER VERSES IN THE BIBLE: Job 14:5; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 46:3-4; Isaiah 44:24 ; Matthew 1:20 .
THE BIBLE TELLS US THE STORIES OF THE KILLING OF DEFENSELESS CHILDREN BY EVIL LEADERS LIKE THE PHAROAH
( King of Egypt before and during the birth of Moses), and KING HEROD OF JUDAH. (Read EXODUS 1:1-22 ; MATTHEW 2:1-23)
Interestingly, IF YOU PONDER ON IT, the reason of these evil kings why they ordered the killing of defenseless children is similar to the craftily worded reason of the Reproductive Health Bill - to save the nation from the threat of death, poverty and suffering!
This reason for killing children by the evil king of Egypt and the evil king Herod of Judah came from the crafty Devil. And this reason is being RECYCLED by the Devil to delude people today into accepting this reason as a justification for the murder of millions of Filipino children!!!
PLEASE PRAY THAT THE THE PHILIPPINE SENATE WILL REJECT THE LAGMAN-CRAFTED "REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH" BILL.
TOGETHER, LET US SHOUT "NO!" TO THE FUTURE MASSACRE OF MILLIONS OF DEFENSELESS FILIPINO CHILDREN!
TOGETHER, LET US PRAY THAT THE PHILIPPINE SENATE WILL REJECT THE LAGMAN BILL!
BISHOP NORBERTO L. MERCADO '73
Council of Overseers of the Nations Evangelization (CONE)
The provision on abortion is very clear on section 3 Par. 9, to quote:Hoping that I will get some clarity, this is what he emailed back:
"While this Act recognizes that abortion is illegal and punishable by law, the government shall ensure that all women needing care for post-abortion complications shall be treated and counseled in a humane, non-judgmental and compassionate manner;"
Ensures treatment and counseling for post abortion complications, would you rather see them die?
Getting interesting is it not, to which I responded below:No. Treat them and apply the law. The highwayman caught in the act ,when shot by police enforcers, should be treated in the hospital. Once he is well, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the present laws.
Read the House Bill 4244(Final and Consolidated Text), all of it, and you will realize that abortionists will be emboldened when this bill becomes a law. If today, even under the present Penal Code, hundreds of thousands of abortions are committed, what more when the resources of the government (from people's taxes) are used to assist women who have undergone abortion, with all the reasons they can cite, in a "humane,non-judgmental, and compassionate manner"?
We will witness the genocide of unborn Filipino children in our generation alone. If that's not horrifying to you, it is to me.
Bishop Bert Mercado'73
To be continued........I read the whole text of the RH Bill and even posted it on my blog, perhaps I am missing something thus I seem to not comprehend where your alarmist view on "genocide" of Filipino children is coming from.
According to statistical data there are 500k abortions a year in the Philippines, indeed very alarming and could have been avoided if contraceptives are easily accesible and women are well informed instead of relying on supertitious beliefs. The data is not clear whether it was abortion per se or miscarriage, I tend to think that these are mostly miscarriage, again RH Bill will definitely help reduce that number with proper pre and post-natal care.
Now, what is wrong with treating women who had undergone abortion in a compassionate, humane and non-judgmental manner anyway, is that not how Christians treat fellow human beings, or am I missing something here again? Unless we are still living in the dark ages where they burn women on the stakes then hating women who underwent abortion is probably the norm, but this is the new millenium where humanity has evolved on a higher plane. Do we want to retrogress back in the ancient times where we stone those "sinful" women to death or do we treat them with compassion so they can become a contributing productive member of society?
Just my worthless depreciated Philippine 2 centavos worthless opinion.....
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