Church official calls Pinoy voters "immature" for choosing candidates who support the RH bill
MB.com.ph reports that Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III, the media director of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said that "the re-election of pro-Reproductive Health (RH) bill lawmakers into office only shows the Filipino voters lack of maturity."
"Our electorate is not mature yet in a sense that their choices are not issue-oriented," Quitorio told MB.com.ph. The CBCP's Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) discouraged the faithful from voting for candidates who are anti-life and family such as those lawmakers supportive of the RH bill.
The RH bill backs the use of contraceptives and, thus, is in conflict with the Church's stance. Quitorio said that they will continue to "monitor" the pro-RH bill officials. He also emphasized that the Church will "continue to be vigilant against any move that will destroy life and the Filipino family."