Someone called my attention to a Philippine Daily Inquirer written by Fr. Joaquin Bernas, SJ on the RH Bill Debates. The article is found here. In the article, the Jesuit lawmaker tried to clarify certain words being used in the current debate. The first is “Family Planning” and the second is “anti-life”. The hub of the argument is about the phrase “anti-life” which he writes is more applicable to abortion and not to contraception nor the abstention from sex. The article can be outlined thus:
I don’t know why some readers and commenters seem to think that Fr. Bernas is favoring the RH Bill when he categorically writes that he isn’t favoring contraception and that as Catholic, he abides by the Church’s teaching to respect the belief of others.