By Juan Mercado
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: October 19, 2010
SOMOS O no somos? Are you with us or against us? Advocates and opponents of the reproductive health bill are deadlocked on whether the bill should be enacted or shredded.
“Either option would not be good,” says a Loyola School of Theology (LST) paper. The Catholic Church bucks provisions that would fracture conscience. But scrapping the bill won’t dent high rates of infant mortality, maternal deaths and abortions.
“Such dehumanizing conditions should not continue,” write theologian Eric O. Genilo, S.J, sociologist John J. Carroll, S.J. and constitutionalist Joaquin Bernas, S.J. Needed is a third option: “critical and constructive engagement.”
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