The Conference of Death
A week from now, the Philippine NGO Council on Population Health and Welfare (PNGOC) will host the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR). Among those who will be present in this conference are: International Planned Parenthood, the world’s leading abortion provider; Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, a group that helps legalize abortion in countries that do not have them yet; UNFPA, the ones who helped China craft its one-child policy; Catholics for Choice, a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage group based in the US; Marie Stopes International, another pro-abortion group ; and Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (Should we still ask what their group stands for?) among others. The PNGOC itself boasts of close to a hundred NGOs all supporting RH, which ultimately leads to abortion.
With hundreds of local and foreign abortion lobby groups in attendance, there can be no denying that this conference is a conference of death, and it is targeting the young. There are several topics on the conference that will talk about the youth and their so-called reproductive health rights. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – the battle against the culture of death is now waging on the forefront of society’s youth, and so much is at stake here.
In her documentary entitled Bloodmoney, Dr. Alveda King exposed the modus of abortion groups like Planned Parenthood: it all starts with early sex education. Give the youth sex education, plus access to contraception, and abortion groups are in business. The young engage in a lot of sex, and some end up pregnant, either because they failed to use contraceptives or the contraceptive they used failed. Who do they turn to? To Planned Parenthood, awaiting them with open arms. Then, after the abortion, they will give them more contraceptives, and the vicious cycle continues.
RH advocates were quite busy this early in the year. They fired the first shot with headline from the Philippine Star saying that the population is soon to hit 100 million on the first week of new year. They followed this up with more reports about the population, while at the same time Raisa Robles of Rappler rehashed an old issue involving the Nazareno, Napoles, and Msgr. Ramirez, in an effort to discredit the Church as a whole. We all know that the Church is the biggest enemy of the RH law, and it is not surprising that they want to erode the people’s support for the Church by exposing the clergy and the abuses and indiscretions they have done. Then, a few days ago, the RH camp launched a condom commercial, no less during prime time when the family goes to watch television together.
All that seems like a crescendo leading up to this conference of death. Their website describes this conference: “The objective of the APCRSHR is to provide a pro-active venue for exchange of experiences among Asia Pacific countries on good practices to achieve the objectives of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 where the term and concept of “Reproductive Health” was introduced and operationalized. The conference moreover, aims to inform delegates on the progress of the Health MDG in Asia Pacific. Some 3,000 delegates from various countries in the region representing the CSOs, academe, interfaith groups, youth, donors and program staff are expected to attend.”
We have to stand against this and fight this blatant attack on the unborn and the Filipino Family. One thing we do know is that they are getting organized, and the conference of death is all about planning, brainstorming, analyzing, and strategizing their next moves. Yes, we have to mobilize to let people know we will not take this threat to life sitting down; but we also have to learn from their ways, and be cunning and systematic as they are.
What is being done in the classrooms, at the parishes, and at prayer groups and communities in order to spread the pro-life gospel? What will it take for all the pro-life groups to unite under one banner and do away with our differences? We have to take the lead, in this Year of the Laity, and take the cudgels upon ourselves!
If we are to win over hearts, minds, and souls to our cause, we have to start reaching out to more people tirelessly, because the anti-life side will not rest until they the unborn is killed and the Filipino family ruined beyond hope.
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