Friday, January 17, 2014

Prolife Rally on Jan 21 against the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights

A call to defend life. January 21, Tuesday, 8:00 am at PICC
A call to defend life. January 21, Tuesday, 8:00 am at PICC (Source of Graphic: Pro-Life Philippines Foundation)
The Pro-Life Philippines foundation has made a plea to all defenders of life:
Once again, we are called upon to fulfill our sacred duty to defend life, and the day and the place is the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR) to be held at Philippine International Convention Center on January 21-24, 2014.Close to a hundred NGOs are participating in this conference, and on this day, we will hold a prayer rally and be seen and heard so that we may be voices of the unborn, the poor, and the weak, in the early morning of January 21, 8:00am-10:00am.
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line (Focus on the Family Books)
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line (Focus on the Family Books)
Here is the link to the website of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR). The website's home page message reads:
The theme for the 7th APCRSHR is: Examining achievements, good practices and challenges: Towards a strategic positioning of SRHR for all. On the 20th year after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and the year before the reckoning of the MDG achievements, civil society organizations in collaboration with government policy makers, program implementers, and development partners will gather at the Philippine International Convention Center on January 21-24, 2014 for the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights. This conference will provide an opportunity for the participants to examine the region’s performance, current good practices for diverse population segments (adolescents and youth, women of reproductive age, men, and the elderly), the roles and accountability of different stakeholders, as well as lessons learned, issues and challenges in realizing the ICPD Program of Action and in attaining the SRHR-related MDGs. This gathering will also generate new paradigms, innovative ideas and strategies that would address emerging SRHR issues and challenges beyond 2015
The prominent sponsors are Ford Foundation, Packard Foundation, Pathfinder International, The Partnership, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and Department of Tourism. Except for the Department of Tourism, all the other sponsors are explicitly promoting contraception and abortion, under the guise of "sexual and reproductive health".