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March for Life Solidarity Statement January 21, 2010

Posted by Maddog in Uncategorized.
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Every year since 1974, people gather in the dead of winter on January 22 for the March for Life. That date marks the 1973 Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S.

The number of people participating in the annual event has grown from around 20,000 in 1974 to an average of 200,000 in recent years.  The March for Life takes place in Washington D.C., but lately satellite activities in different parts of the U.S. have sprung up to make people aware of the holocaust brought about by the infamous 1973 decision, and to stand up for the dignity of human life in all its stages, from the womb to the tomb.

In the Philippines, committed pro-lifers have issued an open statement of solidarity with the March for Life and have begun to gather signatures in support for the statement online and in the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). The statement reads:

We, concerned Filipinos from all walks of life, who uphold, respect and protect the dignity and quality of human life from natural conception/fertilization to natural death, and the natural institutions of marriage and the family, hereby express our solidarity with the people participating in the January 22, 2010 March for Life in Washington, D.C., USA.

(initial signatories)

The signature-gathering event in UA&P saw both students and faculty members signing up in solidarity with the pro-life event in the U.S.

Pro-Life tarpaulin with signatures

Pro-Life tarpaulin with signatures at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P)


Pro-Life Philippines Statement On the Maguindanao Massacre January 3, 2010

Posted by Maddog in Prolife Issues, Religion and Social Issues.
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Pro-Life Philippines issued a statement last month on the infamous Maguindanao Massacre. The statement reads:

As an organization dedicated to upholding the sanctity and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death, Pro-Life Philippines joins the rest of the Filipino people in condemning in the strongest terms the massacre of 57 innocent persons in Maguindanao. The bloody event is an outrageous affront to life, peace, and democracy.

The right to life is the most basic right and is a pre-requisite to the exercise of all other human rights as well as the organization of a peaceful and orderly society. We therefore call on the authorities to swiftly bring to justice those responsible for the massacre, no matter who they may be. The government, in cooperation with the law-abiding citizenry must put in place necessary measures to prevent similar events from occurring.

The lack of respect for life and the loss of a stable moral foundation are at the root of many of our ills. Issues such as abortion, contraception, murder, and corruption are often more related than we realize. That is why groups like Pro-Life Philippines and the Ang Kapatiran Party (which has an integrated moral and political perspective and platform) are more relevant than ever. I am humbled and privileged to be a (most unqualified) member of both of them, and I know that they are at the forefront of the battle for renewing our nation.