MANILA, March 19, 2014 — Committed to defending the right to life of every human being, the Knights of Columbus will again take the streets to demonstrate their opposition against a contraceptives law.
Now on its 7th year, the KofC’s “Walk for Life” is a simultaneous rally nationwide on March 22 to raise their indignation against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law and other anti-life measures.
In Luzon, thousands of Knights and their families will take part in the march with the theme “We Value Life” from Intramuros to San Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
“This is a fight against the sinister laws being proposed in Congress such as same sex marriage, abortion, divorce and euthanasia,” said Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro Yap.
“The current RH law is not just against our faith, but also in human nature. These are the ultimate goal of the RH law,” he said.
The RH law that provides state funding for contraceptives has not been implemented yet due to a restraining order issued by the Supreme Court.
The KofC and other critics of the law have repeatedly warned that it was just cleverly packaged as a “health measure” when it is clearly about population control.
In Northern Luzon, members of the KofC are marching on their way to Manila from Laoag City since March 8. They are expected to arrive in Manila in time for the Walk for Life.
“This is unbelievable act of faith. Imagine, from Laoag to Manila and about two to three towns a day. Two weeks of walking just to attend the annual walk for life,” Yap said. (KC News)