BALANGA, April 24, 2012–More people yet again have learned the truth about the anti-life agenda and the need to act together to push pro-life legislation, as over 400 lay people coming from various sectors in the Diocese of Balanga — most of them from the different church-mandated organizations — came from over 30 parishes to a pro-life conference, dubbed “Pro-life Activism: Call of the Hour,” Saturday at the spacious Saint Joseph Formation Center, Cathedral Compound, Balanga City in Bataan.
The event was organized primarily by the Diocese of Balanga through its Diocesan Family & Life Ministry (FLM), together with Human Life International (HLI) Pilipinas.
The FLM was also celebrating its 31st year of existence headed by Fr. Ronniel Loreto, the FLM Director, and Mrs. Luz Dispo, FLM Coordinator.
In his 3 ½ hour talk, HLI Pilipinas country director Dr. Rene Josef C. Bullecer discussed the origin of the anti-life agenda, providing a historical timeline from the era of Pharaoh in Egypt to the time of the 1994 Cairo ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development) — paving the way for the birth of the modern-day worldwide pro-abortion campaign through “reproductive health.”
Bullecer, a physician, also stressed the remarkable significance of demography, the reasons why poverty persists even after 43 years of population control in the country, and the untold medical dangers of artificial contraceptives.
The doctor likewise delved into the moral and spiritual aspects of the notion of legislating reproductive health.
Civil, Church officials united against RH bill
Bullecer noted the strong pro-life position in the area, with the City Government of Balanga under Mayor Joet Garcia, the Provincial Government under Governor Enrique T. Garcia including the two Congressional Representatives Albert Raymond Garcia (1st district) and Herminia B. Roman (2nd district) standing firmly and united with the Catholic Church against the passage of RH Bill.
The Catholic Church in Balanga under the leadership of Bishop Ruperto Santos vowed to double efforts in sustaining the campaign against the entry of any anti-life ordinance in the entire province.
A bigger event is being planned for the third quarter of the year to reach out to the youth and to other sectors and deliver the pro-life message, with Bullecer as main speaker. (CBCP for Life)