Saturday, November 15, 2008
Philippines: Bishops Oppose Bill Promoting Family Planning and Sexuality Education
AFP: Philippine bishops attack family planning bill:
The Philippines' influential Catholic bishops on Friday attacked a new a bill promoting family planning in the Philippines, calling for drastic changes before it is passed into law....
[I]n a pastoral statement, the CBCP said the bill needed to be re-written to guarantee "the sacredness of life from conception."
They also objected to provisions for sex education in schools, saying it would "violate the consciences of educators who refuse to teach forms of family planning that violate their religious traditions."