The popularity of the RH bill in the recent Pulse Asia survey, where it showed that 69 percent of Filipinos favored responsible parenthood, should not be interpreted as win-loss situation for the state and church, respectively.
Rather, it should be construed as recognition by the state of the dire need to curve the country’s burgeoning population which is being supported by the people and which feelings and beliefs should be accepted by the church.
Responsible parenthood, which is the essence of the RH bill, is simply giving the Filipino people the right to be informed and disciplined and the freedom to choose what birth control measures to adopt in raising a family.
The church should not condemn the survey nor continue to put a wedge between government and the populace putting them asunder for reason of religious beliefs and teachings.
Where there is government to help and be importantly instrumental in improving health, well being, and lives of people, in general, then let them exercise it to the fullest for it is what they are mandated to do and we can only be appreciative of it.
Where there is government that acts on things and issues beneficial to the country and its people, such as the RH bill, allow them to pursue it and prove they are going in the right direction.
There are so many evils in this world that are destroying lives and alienating people from God. There are so many homeless children roaming around, so many broken homes, so much hatred and much love lost. This is where the church servants should make their presence felt.
Family planning measures is in the realm of experts belonging to the state.
It could never be under the jurisdiction of the church.