Monday, March 21, 2016

Who do you think is the most pro-life presidential candidate for 2016?

Who do you think is the most pro-life presidential candidate? (Ang Pro-Life Partylist)

Two presidential debates have passed, yet it seems that it is still not clear who is the most pro-life presidential candidate, since the questions posed in the debates are all about mudslinging and less on the core life issues which affect the country:
  • Abortion. During the debates regarding the constitutionality of certain provisions of the RH Law related to abortion, pro-abortion groups organized the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights specifically for the promotion of abortion, as a way to influence the decision of the Supreme Court.
  • Contraception. The RH Law is already the law of the land, albeit with chemical contraceptives ruled out by the Supreme Court, since they have the secondary effect of abortion. Sec. Garin and their ilk wishes to include these chemical contraceptives in the budget, but the 1 billion peso allocation was stricken off by the Senate. The RH law must be repealed. It only makes premarital sex and adultery easy which leads to the breakdown of the Filipino family.
  • Divorce. Divorce destroys family's by separating the husband and wife, the father and the mother, and the children are torn between the two. The divorce bill which was introduced after the ratification of the RH law really attempted to rewrite the Family Code which has long protected the Filipino family.
  • Same-Sex Unions. The homosexual lobby is exceptionally strong: gay rights activists even stripped Cong. Manny Pacquiao of his Nike endorsement and prevented him from entering The Grove in Los Angeles. But amid the vicious fury of homosexuals like Vice Ganda and Boy Abunda, Manny Pacquiao remains adamant in his belief that  homosexuality is wrong as taught by Scripture. We need to support Manny Pacquiao in the Senate as a representative of the common people against the homosexual agenda.
  • Depopulation. The US National Security Study Memorandum 200, published in 1974 under Henry Kissinger, recommends the depopulation of poor countries with rapid population growth--Philippines included--so that the US can enjoy the steady supply of natural resources from these countries. That is why, US aids even today usually have accompanying conditions for the recipient government to cut down population via contraception and abortion: "No country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion." (NSSM 200)
  • Radical Feminism. Feminism is an ideology which espouses the supremacy--or at least the equality--of women over men, by seeing male-female relationships through the lens of Marxist power struggle and not through the Catholic view of complementarity, i.e. the woman as man's helpmate, as decreed by God in the Book of Genesis. That is why radical feminists wishes to be like men, not only in the workplace, but also in the male's incapacity of getting pregnant. So feminists advocate contraception and abortion as human rights: "I am pro-choice because I believe that the right to control your own reproduction is a fundamental right, and is protected both under our Constitution and basic human rights ideals — and I believe that fundamental right includes the right to prevent pregnancy, the right to get pregnant, the right to carry a pregnancy to term, and the right to terminate a pregnancy." (Everyday Feminism)
  • Sex Education. Sex education from Grade 5 to 4th Year High School is already mandated in the RH Law. It is easy how this can be abused to destroy the minds of the young by promoting contraception, pre-marital sex, pornography, and homosexuality, as the Americans' experience regarding the implementation of US Common Core shows us: "There is a heavy socio political content of sex throughout Common Core curriculum being taught in every grade and in every subject, the student is taught that there is a sameness of gender, there is no longer simply boys and girls according to Common Core.  The sexual content of Common Core crosses into every curriculum taught, from teaching sexuality skills in sex education courses by specially skilled and trained sex education teachers.  Sexual activities and content in included in every subject taught.  Sex is taught in the English curriculum, is included in the language curriculum, sex is woven into the science curriculum, in the math curriculum, in the social studies curriculum, and of course in biology." (Dr. Rich Swier)
  • Pornography. Pornography is objectification of men and women by reducing them to their naked bodies, copulating like animals in diverse positions for the sexual pleasure of the reader, the hearer, or viewer. Pornography is an addiction which destroys the relationships between men and women, between the husband and wife: "If you have been watching porn and masturbating excessively, chances are ‘regular porn’ doesn’t give you the same satisfaction. You may find yourself searching for ‘fetishes’ to give you that extra kick of pleasure. This is by far the best evidence of dopamine receptor damage. Having your minimum pleasure threshold increased not only leads to a desensitization of sexual pleasure, but all other forms of pleasure as well. It is no coincidence that the increasing numbers of internet users (who watch porn excessively) correlates to increasing cases of depression, social anxiety, confidence issues, and sexual dysfunctions – all of which can be attributed to a lack of healthy dopamine receptors in the brain." (Your Brain On Porn)
  • Euthanasia.Euthanasia is "mercy-killing," which means to kill the unwanted human beings in the society. Since abortion is not considered the killing of human beings by abortionists, euthanasia is limited only to those who were born alive, such as the dropping of babies over a cliff in the movie "300". But usually euthanasia is applied to those who have been in comatose like Terry Schiavo. In Netherlands, the Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act of 2002 "states that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not punishable if the attending physician acts in accordance with criteria of due care. These criteria concern the patient's request, the patient's suffering (unbearable and hopeless), the information provided to the patient, the absence of reasonable alternatives, consultation of another physician and the applied method of ending life. To demonstrate their compliance, the Act requires physicians to report euthanasia to a review committee." (Wikipedia: Euthanasia in the Netherlands). In the Philippines, euthanasia is limited to the dogs and other animals under RA 9482. Senator Miriam Santiago tried to file Senate Bill 1887 legalizing euthanasia for terminally ill human patients, but it did not progress.
Abortion, contraception, divorce, same-sex unions, depopulation, radical feminism, sex education, pornography, and euthanasia--these are the core life issues that the presidential candidates must debate on:
So I sing this song to all of my age
For these are the questions
We've got to face
For in this cycle that we call life
We are the ones who are next in line
We are next in line (After Image)
We know that Ang ProLife partylist is definitely prolife, but how about for the presidency? Who is your pick? Write your answers in the comments below and provide your reasons why. The longer your answers, the better. We'll summarize the results later. You may also answer in Ang ProLife partylist's Facebook page.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

#109 of Ang ProLife Partylist is the number of pro-life Congress representatives against RH Law

Last 13 December 2012, Congress voted for the RH Law with 113 in favor, 109 against, and 5 abstain. (Note: In the photo, President Benigno Aquino III delivers the 2011 State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint session of the Congress of the Philippines. Photo credit: Robert Vinas. Public Domain. Poster design by Monk's Hobbit for Ang ProLife Partylist.)
Last 13 December 2012, Congress voted for the RH Law with 113 in favor, 109 against, and 5 abstain. What if 3 of those who voted in favor voted against? With these 3 pro-life representatives, we could have defeated the RH Law with 110 in favor, 112 against, and 5 abstain. Only 3 more pro-life representatives--that's all we needed to win the battle in august halls of Congress. And yet we lost.

We may have lost a battle, but not the war. At stake in this culture war is the survival of the traditional Filipino family amidst the destructive cultural ideologies that threaten it: contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage, divorce, euthanasia, etc. to name a few. Since the passage of the RH Law train in Pres. Noynoy Aquino's "daang matuwid" in 2012 fueled by DAP funds--an unconstitutional funding system copied unabashedly by Pres. Aquino from Section 44 of Pres. Marcos' PD 1177--two bills detrimental to the Filipino family have followed like wagons:
Note that the Reproductive Health Law (RA 10354) is not only a contraception law but also a way to circumvent the anti-abortion law in the country. I have already written about this when the RH Bill was still being debated in congress (see Abortion in the RH Law). The Supreme Court also struck down the word "primarily" in the law, which prohibits the funding for the purchase chemical contraceptives which can have an indirect cause of abortion (related article: Contraceptive implants of DOH for 600,000 women: health risks, abortifacients, and business strategy )
Euthanasia was already struck down by the Senate in 1997, but there is no reason why the forces of the culture of death would not wish to bring this up again. The enemy has the money, personnel, and organization. We are not really fighting against flesh and blood, but against "the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens" (Eph 6:12). So let's put on the armor of God and heed the words of Maximus in Gladiator:
Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.--Maximus, Gladiator
We can rant all day in Facebook and Twitter, but at the end of the day, it would be the people whom we voted in Congress who shall determine what laws get passed, what laws get funded.

We still have one more chance to fight: the May 2016 elections. We need to vote for pro-life congressmen, senators, and president. We need to vote for Team Buhay, not Team Patay. It's a matter of life and death. Not voting for those espousing the culture of death is not enough. We must also vote those promoting the culture of life. And you can be assured that Ang ProLife Partylist is definitely for the culture of life. So let's vote for the Filipino family. Let's vote for the culture of life. Let's vote #109 Ang ProLife.

#109. That's the number of Ang ProLife Partylist in the ballot. And that is also the same number of the members of the House of Representatives who voted against the RH Law. It's a strange coincidence that the number of our defeated representatives in Congress is also the ballot number of Ang ProLife partylist who shall take up the cudgels in the battle for the passing of pro-life laws in Congress. The cross, too, was the instrument of suffering and death. But Christ sanctified it and made it into an instrument of redemption like the bronze serpent lifted by Aaron in the desert. So let us embrace the cross. And let us also embrace the #109, our cross in Congress, as our battle cry as we raise the standard of the Cross and reclaim our country from Secular Paganism back into Christianity.

Vote for Ang ProLife Partylist. Vote for #109.

Your one vote matters. We need 2% of the electorate to get one seat in Congress; 4% for two seats; and 6% for 3 seats. These three pro-life partylist representatives can change the tide of battle in Congress as we have seen in the RH Bill voting in 2012.

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