MANILA, June 4, 2013—Major pro-life organizations in the country are set to hold demonstrations at the Supreme Court (SC) on June 18 when it begins its oral arguments on the controversial Republic Act (RA) 10354, which is seen as a measure aimed to drastically control the population specifically targeting the poor and marginalized.
Dubbed “Buhay mahalin, RH supilin,” Filipinos for Life president Anthony James Perez called on pro-lifers particularly Catholics to gather outside the Supreme Court at Padre Faura Street on June 18, “in order to celebrate life and stand against the anti-life, anti-Filipino RH law.”
“This law will put the country into economic peril and moral decay. We must fight it for the sake of the future generation,” Perez said.
Meanwhile, pro-life advocates across the United States of America and in other parts of the world are set to hold demonstrations at Irish Embassies challenging the Irish government not to allow abortion.
Demonstrations are set to begin on June 7 at the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C. calling for Ireland to remain abortion free.
Organizers say that abortion could be brought into Ireland this summer.
“We cannot be silent or indifferent when it comes to protecting innocent children and embracing human rights for all. As American citizens, we must send a powerful message to the Irish government that we will stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in Ireland to keep that nation abortion free, says one of the organizers.
Blessed John Paul II in his encyclical ‘Evangelium Vitae’, which the Vatican will commemorate on June 15 and 16, stressed “It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop. The Gospel of life must be proclaimed and human life defended in all places and all times.” (Paul De Guzman)