Influential lawmaker make emotional plea to stop family-planning bill
Catholic World News - August 23, 2012
An influential Filipino legislator, Senator Vicente Sotto III, has announced that his is on a “mission from God” to block passage of a controversial family-planning bill that would introduce sex-education programs in primary schools and provide for distribution of contraceptives.
In an emotional Senate address Sotto, who is the chamber’s majority leader, charged that the legislation—which has the support of President Benigno Aquino and his government—represents the influence of a powerful worldwide lobby for contraception, and “transgresses Filipino culture and family values.”
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