MANILA, August 15, 2011— A Roman Catholic priest has criticized the authorities over the rampant sale of “cytotec” or abortion pills in Quiapo area.
Monsignor Clemente Ignacio, parish priest of Quiapo Church, claimed that the authorities are not doing enough to stop the cytotec trade.
Police recently arrested two cytotec vendors in Quiapo but the priest said they must get those suppliers of the abortion pills if they want to stop such trade.
“They need to capture all distributors, all suppliers, and close all abortion clinics in Quiapo,” Ignacio said.
On Friday, he said, they will hold a rally outside the Manila City Hall to condemn the continued sale of abortion pills in Quiapo.
“Our Quiapo Church parishioners and devotees are angry about the cytotec trade in Quiapo,” Ignacio said.
He said the demonstration also aims to protest the authorities’ weak campaign to stop cytotec trade.
“It’s the first time in the history of Quiapo Church that large tarpaulins [are] hung on walls of the church and a march to be done to the Mayor’s Office,” Ignacio said. [CBCPNews]