*shudders* Oh the horrible, loaded imagery contained in that title. But let’s put on a brave face and soldier on to face the horrible new missive that ex-archbishop Oscar Cruz has written against the Reproductive Health Bill.
Three days ago, Oscar Cruz wrote another one of his brilliant editorials against the RH bill. His latest editorial was an unlikely breath of fresh air in the debate about the RH bill. In his writing he calls for honesty, an unlikely breath of fresh air coming from his side of the anti RH camp.
His clarion call for clarity? That the RH bill to be called for what it is: The Sex Bill.
Well, okay so his own honesty might need some working on. His main point can be summarized in this sentence:
To call it “Reproductive Health Bill” is a big distortion. Reason: the Bill is not “reproductive” simply because it is against reproduction.
In response to this bit of stupidity Risa Hontiveros has written an incredible, witty response on the same publication. It’s Not a Sex Bill, Bishop. Feel free to indulge yourself with saying, “Oh Snap!” and “Burrrn”, while reading her response.
However, I am but a simple man and the simple, succinct rebuttal to Oscar Cruz’s piece of stupidity comes from the text of the RH bill itself. Perhaps Ex-Archbishop Oscar Cruz should apply himself to reading the bill so that he knows what he is ranting and raving against. Under Section 4, definition of terms (emphasis mine):
Reproductive Health Care refers to the access to a full range of methods, facilities, services and supplies that contribute to reproductive health and well-being by preventing and solving reproductive health-related problems. It also includes sexual health, the purpose of which is the enhancement of life and personal relations. The elements of reproductive health care include the following:
(j) prevention and treatment of infertility and sexual dysfunction;
Whoa. Hey. Ex-Archbishop Oscar Cruz! The bill is actually for honest to goodness reproduction! Would you look at that?
One thing I will applaud Oscar Cruz though, is his honesty. While his fellow bishops seem to skirt around their actual issue with the RH bill, Oscar Cruz comes outright and says it. Sex. The Roman Catholic church has always had a problem with sex. While the “pro-life” hem and haw with things like “protecting the unborn”, Oscar Cruz has the temerity to say it.
Actually, he had to say sex quite a lot. Sex sex sex sex sex. (warning, auto-playing music). Uhm. Does someone seem obsessed here?
Moar Ex Archbishop Oscar Cruz Memes at Dead Heroes Society.