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For one Roman Catholic bishop, President Benigno Aquino III is like Adam Lanza, a gunman who opened fire on children and adults at an elementary school in Connecticut over the weekend, if not worse.
According to a report by Evelyn Macairan of the Philippine Star, "Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles yesterday said that while a 20-year-old gunman killed 20 children in the US, President Aquino would be killing millions of children with a stroke of a pen if he signs the RH bill into law."
"Our President intends to kill 20 million children with a fountain pen…to sign the RH bill into law," Arguelles said.
The Catholic Church is opposed to passage of the bill, which will make reproductive health services and contraceptives available to poor Filipinos. Critics of the proposed law have said passage of the bill will legalize abortion and will lead to promiscuity.
After Typhoon Pablo hit the southern Philippines, another Church leader, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the typhoon that left more than a thousand dead, could be a message from God about the RH bill.
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