Sen. Tito Sotto cries during his Senate speech, reveals he blames contraceptives for his infant son’s death

David Dizon of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Monday, August 13, Senator Tito Sotto revealed during his "turno on en contra" Senate speech against the RH Bill that "he blamed contraceptives for the medical condition of his son, Vincent Paul, who died five months after he was born in 1975." The report noted that Sotto shed tears during the revelation.

David Dizon of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that on Monday, August 13, Senator Tito Sotto said during his "turno on en contra" Senate speech against the RH Bill that "he blamed contraceptives for the medical condition of his son, Vincent Paul, who died  five months after he was born in 1975." The report noted that Sotto shed tears as he made the revelation.

 

The report noted: "(Sotto) said his wife, actress Helen Gamboa, first gave birth to a girl in January 1973. Since Gamboa was working in TV and movies, she took the advice of a doctor-friend and started taking contraceptives. After a year, she again conceived and gave birth to Vincent Paul on March 13, 1975. Doctors at the Makati Medical Center said the boy had a weak heart and needed blood transfusions almost daily." The report the quoted Sotto, who added: "He was born but he never left the hospital. The Makati Medical Center said he died because my wife used contraceptives. Even her doctor admits to the fact, Dr. Enderga Santos."

 

Sotto then said that he had prayed to God to spare his son’s life back in 1975, but he surmised that the tragedy probably had to happen so that he could pursue the mission to fight the use of contraceptives. Overcome with emotion, Sotto asked to be excused and indicated that he would rather continue his speech another day.

 

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