Planned Parenthood Behind Philippines Two-Child Policy Proposal

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 8, 2012   |   5:30PM   |   Manila, Philippines

Planned Parenthood has never been an outspoken opponent of the one-child policy in China, which includes forced abortions and other human rights abuses. Perhaps that explains why it is apparently pushing a similar two-child policy in the Philippines.

Rita Diller, of the STOPP Planned Parenthood group, provides more details about how the abortion business is pushing the policy in the Asian nation.

“Some 9,000 Filipino Catholics braved drenching rains on Saturday, July 28, to protest and pray against the ‘Reproductive Health’ legislation. The legislation is the result of years of Planned Parenthood’s insidious work in the Philippines,” she explained. “As we recently reported, Planned Parenthood and its cronies have been working for over a decade toward enactment of the “Reproductive Health” (RH) bill, which provides for the universal distribution of all methods of birth control, including abortifacient pills, injections, and IUDs. Section 20 of the bill, entitled Ideal Family Size, says the state will “encourage [couples] to have two children as the ideal family size,” while saying that is neither mandatory nor compulsory.”

Diller continues, saying Planned Parenthood and the UN are working hand in hand:

Though Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have been pushing their agenda in the Philippines for more than a decade, the current president, Benigno Aquino III, is the first president of the Philippines willing to set his Catholic faith aside and embrace the bill, signaling dire danger for the people of the Philippines, with pro-abortion forces predicting legalized abortion there in less than three years.

Using foreign funding as leverage, the UNFPA had delivered $26 million to advance its agenda in the Philippines as of October 2008.

The legislation, titled “An Act Providing for a National Policy on Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development, and for Other Purposes,” calls for up to six months of imprisonment and heavy fines for anyone who openly challenges the law and tries to inform others of the dangers of contraception and abortion. Eileen Macapanas Cosby, president of the Filipino Family Fund, explained, “International Planned Parenthood has sold false presuppositions that access to contraception will alleviate poverty and decrease the number of abortions. Many who do not have an understanding of Catholic social teachings have bought this. Precisely because the country is Catholic, [Planned Parenthood] has targeted the Philippines.”

The Philippines is now threatened by legislation that could enact a policy very similar to China’s one-child policy and would result in the deaths of many children through abortion and contraception. Watch Human Life International’s documentary on the harm the bill poses to the people of the Philippines, and lift the people of the Philippines up in prayer as they struggle to maintain their religious freedom under increasing pressure from Planned Parenthood and its cohorts.



Pro-life advocates in the Philippines are taking on the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill again and Human Life International is seeking international prayer and support as it works with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines to defeat it another time.