Constitutional but immoral still

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By Carlos Legaspi Jr.

Questions that Matter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ONCE again we play with the ethical dilemma of morality and legality. The Highest Court of the land has spoken and declared Republic Act 10354 as constitutional with several provisions as “unconstitutional.” Yet, a good number of sectors in society are in awe of the declaration while many are passive and has the “I do not care” attitude. The great maxim still upholds that “since good men are not doing anything, they allow evil to exist.”

Our great leaders of this administration, together with our self-declared pro-choice legislators and advocates, are now “head-over-heels” enjoying the victory they claim after the High Court declared the constitutionality of R.A. 10354. In the guise of the reproductive rights of women, they claim that every person has the right to decide whether to be a transmitter of life or a terminator of life. Every person will now be given the choice whether to continue the human race or decide to be the end of the generation by availing the contraceptive mentality.

In the eyes of the Church and the pro-life groups, Only God has the sole authority over life. He is the beginning and the end of life. Man should not be terminators but should find ways to defend and protect human life, as well as all the creatures and the environment. In Cosmogony, only God has the sole right to alter or terminate what He has created and human being is simply a steward of what God has created. Biblical stories would narrate that man would like to assume the power and the nature of his Creator. With this, he devised methods to alter and destroy God’s creation. We are pro-creators, which means that we continue the creative power of God and we are not destroyers.


Looking at the history of mankind, we do not need to fear overpopulation. Nature has its own way of cleansing. Making measures to prevent propagation of the species or prevention of the transmission of life, does not make us gods or goddesses but rather these make us killers and murderers. God would not like to destroy his greatest creation. However, we are the ones asking God to allow us to destroy ourselves and to terminate our lives. We are the ones making the reasons for us to be dead! Shame on us.

The Supreme Court has declared constitutional the law but the moralist mind tells us it is still immoral and we have to be on guard. R.A. 10354 is the mother law of the DEATH laws. Now, it will be easier for divorce, euthanasia, abortion, total population control and homosexual relationships laws to be passed because of the provisions of R.A. 10354 that support this.

The Catholic Church is ready with prayers and rites that would “change the hearts” of those who propagate the DEATH Laws. There are groups that will continue to be vigilant so that these laws will not be passed. And there are still Filipinos who value life over laws of men and of immoral leaders.

A blessed observance of the passion and death of Christ, and may the resurrection bring new light and life to one and all.

My condolences to Congressman Jeffrey Ferrer for the passing of Tita Lydia Ferrer and to the family of the late Glenn Mandid of Valladolid.

St. Ezekiel Moreno, St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod, Blessed John Paul II, Msgr. John Liu and John Su, and Mr. Faraon Lopez, pray for us.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 15, 2014.


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