Nah! Your father's motto could make us guilty of, anyone of us here. I can see it in social media! A little info is presented, then the whole Filipino social media reacts/comments not knowing the whole truth. hno:hno:hno:hno:My father used this line over and over again - "Little knowledge is dangerous." He has long gone but that line stuck with me as i see its practicality everyday. Like this Bono, it is easy for him to talk about "human rights." He really does not understand the context - the reported "killings" by mainstream media, the social structure of the country, etc. I wonder what he wlll say if he sees and understands the big picture than the "little knowledge" that he knows.
Nah, he or they are immune to that and done care.Like this Bono, it is easy for him to talk about "human rights." He really does not understand the context - the reported "killings" by mainstream media, the social structure of the country, etc. I wonder what he wlll say if he sees and understands the big picture than the "little knowledge" that he knows.
Let's break it down.
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Shamefully MMDA made! Toinks!
When those tweets surfaced about Wakanda and stuff, I knew it was going to piss off the South Africans. Imagine having so little self-awareness, being the same people that say Duterte is insensitive and says rude things, when they themselves do the same thing. When asked for their justification, "it's just a joke!", which of course the South Africans didn't accept. Sound familiar? :lol:
A report quoted Sotto as saying that the Senate “removed an unauthorized provision from the 2020 budget of the DOH for purchase of P195 million worth of abortifacients."
In a Senate deliberation on the health budget, Sotto mentioned that this contraceptive is abortifacient, quoting Donna Harrison’s opinion criticizing the FDA for approving its use by Filipino women.
But who is Donna Harrison? She is an American obstetrician/gynecologist who is also the Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologist. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Trinity International University, an evangelical Christian university. Clearly, Dr. Harrison is anti-contraceptives, and her opinion is not surprising, being a pro-lifer.
What is surprising is that a senator of a secular State would choose to side with Harrison’s bigoted opinion over those of international medical and health experts. The subdermal implant is among the most recently developed contraceptives and was approved in the United States in 1990. Despite it being new, it has already been approved as a contraceptive by regulatory agencies of more than 60 countries worldwide, including the Philippines’ FDA.
Contraceptives do not induce abortion. They prevent, not terminate pregnancy. Contraceptives act BEFORE pregnancy occurs and thus, are not abortifacient. As former Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral often says, contraceptives cannot abort pregnancy because there is nothing to abort.
In removing the budget for implants, Sotto tried to appease the women who will be adversely affected by saying that anyway, other methods are available. Did he mean the so-called “natural” family planning methods? If yes, it should be emphasized here that the NFP is the least liked by women because these are quite difficult to use, and requires the full cooperation of their male partners. The latter is hard to achieve because of the inequality that exists in many relationships.
If, however, Sotto was referring to birth control pills and injectables, well, we have news for him. Implants contain the SAME hormones found in other hormonal contraceptives. Why then would Sotto single implants out, and curtail Filipino women’s access to it? Why did he not remove the budgets for the other contraceptives? Is this a case of not knowing all the facts about contraceptives?
Thus, there is no truth to Sotto’s assertion that the P195-million budget he removed was unauthorized because it was for abortifacient supplies.