Church issues warning and calls for "jejemon language" vs. RH bill, as UN withdraws $1-million birth control fund

The United Nations (UN) will no longer be backing the country’s birth control program in 2012, reports Interaksyon.com. According to House Committee on Health Vice Chairman Rep. Janette Garin, the UN is withdrawing the $1-million fund "due to lack of funding from members."

The United Nations (UN) will no longer be backing the country’s birth control program in 2012, reports Interaksyon.com. According to House Committee on Health Vice Chairman Rep. Janette Garin, the UN is withdrawing the $1-million fund "due to lack of funding from members."

This development has led to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to believe that supporters of the Reproductive Health bill will intensify their campaign for the said bill to be passed.

The Interaksyon.com report cited Archbishop Ramon Arguelles’ "warning," which he issued via the Church-run Radio Veritas: "The public and taxpayers must now be even more vigilant in ensuring the RH bill doesn’t become law because now, all the funds for it will be taken from taxes."

The Church continues to vehemently oppose the controversial RH bill, which has been renamed the Responsible Parenthood bill.

Just recently, a GMA News Online report revealed that the Church has even espoused the use of "jejemon language" in the fight against the RH bill. Archbishop Socrates Villegas was quoted in the report. "The real battle is in the minds and hearts of our youth," he said. "[They are] like parched dry sponge[s] being misled by wrong teachings." Thus, Villegas said that "new methods and approaches and even jejemon vocabulary" must be used "to make the message of God convincing."

For more on this story, log on to Interaksyon.com and GMA News Online.

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