Let the Women Speak

Original document here: http://filipinosforlife.com/2012/12/01/let-the-women-speak/

WE are women who believe that the Reproductive Health bill, in all its past and present forms, is detrimental to us, our sex, our marriages, and our families.

WE are Catholics and non-Catholics. We are women of faith, and we are also women of reason.

WE believe in true women’s health. We believe in respecting our bodies and the natural processes with which we have been gifted.

Far from empowering us as women, the RH bill promotes our objectification. It does not address the causes of exploitation and violence against women at their roots. It does not solve the problem of men seeing us as mere sources of pleasure. It does not promote our inherent dignity as human beings worthy of respect. State-funded, state-guaranteed access to contraception only empowers those who wish to take advantage of us without having to worry about consequences.

WE do not believe in artificial birth control. Birth control does not come free. As taxpayers we will be paying for it, and as women we will be suffering its effects on our bodies. We will not tolerate the deliberate dismissal of scholarly research that shows contraception’s deleterious effects. We will not tolerate the trampling of our Constitution that says life must be protected at all stages from conception to natural death. We will not tolerate the imposition of governmental contraceptive programs meant to control the population and to brainwash our youth. We do not want the long-term effects of the sexual revolution brought about by a contraceptive mentality.

Granting that the secular government is not beholden to the Catholic or Christian faith, attempting to speak for us women via a socialist agenda destroys the very fiber of democratic breath we have as a people. Doing this undermines our freedom to adhere to something Good, Moral and Ethical. Recognizing our “reproductive” rights as women should not include FORCING us to discard our right to freely believe in morality and goodness and if we choose to, our religious tenets and doctrines.

No one speaks for all of us on these issues. We stand with the Catholic bishops and all leaders, religious and otherwise, who recognize the truth of life-affirming teachings with regard to sex, marriage and family. We call on President Aquino and our Representatives in Congress to heed the voice of all Filipino women, not just the loudest ones. We call on all our leaders to continue to allow us to freely witness to our faiths and beliefs in all their fullness.

Please send your name, address and occupation to the person who sent you this message, or to thefilipinos4life@gmail.com or to thefilipinosforlife@gmail.com. Thank you!

Signatories:

1. Rowena de Guzman Fremont, CA USA Housewife/stay-at-home mom
2. Chiqui Tecson San Carlos, CA USA Nurse
3. Bernardita Saluta San Jose, CA USA Nurse
4. Catalina Araza Fremont, CA USA Housewife/stay-at-home mom
5. Angelina Martinez San Jose, CA USA Government employee
6. Piah Wolf San Jose, CA USA
7. Gina Thnay-Hu Hayward, CA USA Teacher
8. Leni Ricafort Hayward, CA USA Businesswoman
9. Maria Santiago Mountain View, CA USA Program manager
10. Nora Santiago Pasig City, Philippines Retired/housewife
11. Ruth Mercado Atherton, CA USA Marketing Analyst
12. Maria Legaspi Santa Clara, CA USA Housewife
13. Nora Cabrera Fremont, CA USA Child Nutritionist
14. Tina Rodriguez Quezon City, Philippines Writer and Editor
15. Rosie Brillantes-Luistro Alabang, Muntilupa City, Philippines Founding President ALFI / Resource Speaker, Broadcaster on Values Formation/ Life and Family Issues
16. Luzminda Raval San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal Lector
17. Lyngie Legaspina Cebu City, Philippines Call center representative
18. Naomi Cuares Casenas Jagna, Bohol Philippines R.N.
19. Cynthia Agcaoili Alphonso Wellington, New Zealand Educator
20. Lorelyn T. Dumaug Cagayan de Oro City Business & Management Consultant/Proprietor
21. Anita Alisaca Talisay City,Cebu,Philippines part-time teacher, full time mother & household manager
22. Myren Ponclara Singapore OFW
23. Dahlia S. Macaya Cebu City, Philippines Housewife/stay-at-home mom
24. Marilyn Baisac Cebu City, Philippines Secretary
26. Leah Marie Pamor Georgia, USA Occupational Therapist
27. Beverly Torres Cairns, Australia
28. Malvin Torres Cairns, Australia
29. Sr. Frances Estalane Mabolo, Cebu City, Philippines
30. Anabelle Heckathorn Eastvale, CA, USA Hospital chaplain
31. Emma Ivara T. Aquino Calamba City, Philippines College Student
32. Amelia Moya-Agcaoili Quezon City, Philippines Medical Doctor
33. Filipina Ranada Bishan, Singapore
34. Florentina P. Erpelo Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
35. Lorna B. Melegrito Mandaluyong City, Philippines Executive Director – Pro-life Philippines Foundation
36. Marilou Agsaluna Manila, Philippines Secretary
37. Aurea Jaucian Manila, Philippines Admin & Finance
38. Elena Sanchez Manila, Philippines Life Coach
39. Cheryl Anne B. Dayrit Quezon City, Philippines Accountant
40. Nona Mendoza Quezon City, Philippines Retired Preschool Directress
41. Sylvia Czaja London, U.K. Housewife, Stay-at-home mom
42. Trish Castro Sta. Rosa City, Laguna Philippines Educator
43. Rossanna Mendoza Quezon City, Philippines Educator
44. Carmel Mendoza Quezon City, Philippines Educator
45. Ann Cooper MOH, Kuwait Staff Nurse
46. Patricia A. Sison Johnsonville, Wellington City, New Zealand Marketing
47. Erika A. Sison Johnsonville, Welllington City, New Zealand… Student
48. Ianessa A. Ramirez Eastvale, California, USA Registered Nurse
49. Rezianne A. Ramirez Eastvale, California, USA Registered Nurse
50. Stephanie A. Patag Liberty Township, Ohio, USA Homeschooling mom
51. Aisa A. Patag Liberty Township, Ohio, USA Student
52. Prosperidad Amargo St. Louis, Missouri, USA Retired pharmacist/histology technician
53. Winlove Jazz Miller Quezon City, Philippines BPO Professional
54. Marilyn Chua Lim-Wright San Diego, California, USA Lawyer
55. Maria Sampaguita Daculan Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines Auditor-Accountant
56. Claire Navarro Metro Manila Analyst
57. Inchi Sugarman Baltimore, Maryland, USA Teacher
58. Pia Boncan Quezon City, Philippines Dentist
59. Maria Cristina C. Salvosa Taguig, Philippines Accountant
60. Cristina Montes Muntinlupa, Philippines Lawyer
61. Janina Teodoro Muntinlupa, Philippines Homemaker, Educator, Realtor
62. Maricel Ylagan Antipolo City, Philippines Telecommunications Engineer
63. Gilda Beltran Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines Homemaker, CFC-SFL Coordinator-Eastern Rizal
64. Gladys Rose De Leon-Bandril Muntinlupa City, Philippines Teacher
65. Sheila Lopez Quezon City, Philippines School Administrator
66. Weena Vizmonte Marikina City, Philippines Entrepreneur
67. Melissa A. Poblete Marikina City, Philippines Dentist
68. Nicole Angela Tirona
69. Romina Mendoza-Torres Pasig City, Philippines Orthopedic Surgeon
70. Regina Mendoza Quezon City, Philippines Sales/Marketing
71. Grace Padilla Chua Manila, Philippines
72. Beverly Berro-Toress Dental Assistant
73. Kisset Mangabat San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines Psychologist
74. Melody Leary Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA Medical Receptionist
75. Mary Dawn Abrogar Dacanay Parañaque City, Philippines Businesswoman
76. MarillefaYeye DavoNavarro Iloilo City Educator
77. Camille Diola Pasig City Journalist
78. Marietta Dizon Downers Grove, Illinois, USA Quality Control Technician
79. Nirva’ana Delacruz Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines Journalist
80. Maria Divinagracia Australia Housewife
81. Juvy Anne Agravante Cebu City, Philippines Radiologist
82. Mary Anne C. Sedanza Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines Instructor /Teacher
83. Aliza Racelis Quezon City, Philippines University Professor
84. Stella R. Acedera Paranaque City, Philippines CEO
85. Tasha Camille Quezon City, Philippines Nurse and mom
86. Rajin Singh Sogi Vivas Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines Housewife Stay-at-home mom
87. JoAnn B. Ladines Palilio Jeddah Attorney
88. Lany Cabral Valenzuela City, Philippines Broadcaster
89. Maria Luisa Fatima Nebrida Pasig, Philippines Writer/ Director/ Producer
90. Maria Martha Acla Labangon, Cebu City, Philippines Homeschooling mama
91. Anna Cosio Las Piñas City, Philippines Nurse
92. Catherine B. Pumarega Pasig City, Philippines Sales and Marketing Manager, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Cocoon and Look
93. Amelia Alba Quezon City Chef
94. Leslie Dioko Cariaso Muntinlupa City, Philippines College Teacher
95. Moira Bulan-Bunyi Antipolo, Philippines Teacher
96. Aileen Bernadas Allen, Texas, USA Nurse
97. Andie Montelibano Singapore Graphic Designer
98. Jennifer T. Madarang Hong Kong Market Research Executive
99. Corazon F. Azucena San Pablo City, Philippines Retired UP Professor
100. Lynn Pinugu Quezon City, Philippines Social Entrepreneur
101. Simone Lorenzo Makati, Philippines Teacher
102. Karen S. Gatdula Antipolo, Philippines Lawyer
103. Anabelle Toledo-Hazard, Esq. Cullman, Alabama, USA Attorney/writer/homeschooler
104. Jennifer Bade San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines IT Professional
105. Andrea San Pedro Las Piñas City, Philippines Teacher
106. Maria Margarita Francisco Shanghai, China
107. Amelita C. Brillantes M.D. Susana Heights, Muntinlupa City, Philippines Cardiologist/ Internist
108. Lourdes B. Brillantes Quezon City, Philippines Pharmacists
109. Maria Elisa Borja Quezon City, Philippines Educator / Theologian
110. Sarah Jane B. Dayrit Quezon City, Philippines English Teacher
111. Miriam Catherine Guidote
112. Gertrudes Guidote
113. Angelita Guidote
114. Celina Guidote
115. Vicenta Guidote
116. Carmella Sotto
117. Chiara Guidote
118. Elizabeth Meneses
119. Magna Badiee
120. Roya Badiee
121. Regina Badiee
122. Christina Parale
123. Maelyn Guidote
124. Fiona Sotto
125. Paula Sotto
126. Zarah Sotto
127. Martina Guidote
128. Rio Bernardo Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mom
129. Reeza Joaquin Caloocan City, Philippines Businesswoman

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