Pray For No Babies, But Condoms Work Better

One of the earliest articles I wrote about was the nature of abortion in the Philippines and in particular what it would mean for an America entranced by the usage of abstinence only education and reduction of women’s access to medicine.

But in the wake of Sandy Hook and the Delhi Rapes a little piece of good news went unheard of…

The grasp of the Catholic Church has weakened, the Philippines recently passed a bill which legalises the provision of contraceptives, a move that the Catholic Church has declared as “promotes promiscuity and destroys life”. The Philippines with a population of 94 million and roughly 30 million people in poverty often struggled with family planning and indeed live in a place where the job market is so saturated that they are forced to export workers in order to make ends meet.

Half the pregnancies in the Philippines are unwanted and a third end up aborted in a country where abortion is illegal. This means that the abortion rate is 1 in 6 despite abortion being illegal. It was considered the home of the back street abortionist.

Poverty, Overcrowding, Homelessness, Crime and Saturated Job Markets are all problems the Church have not helped with and indeed the Church are planning to fight this new law (Well Done Ratzinger! As if you don’t have enough problems in the world without faffing around stopping people from getting condoms!) with a law suit in the works.

In the words of a street vendor called Labadan “You can pray to God for no more babies, but the condom works better”.

There are still battles to be fought so go show your support.


  1. says

    Well of course they are. Churches always hate any effort to reduce poverty and misery, because if you’re not poor, miserable, and desperate, you’re less likely for fall for their snake oil.

  2. smrnda says

    Well said Dalilama. The church puts on a pretense of caring about ‘the poor’ but they don’t care enough to do anything that might actually reduce poverty, and it’s clear that the Catholic church has been getting weaker and weaker in nations with a higher standard of living.

  3. kevinalexander says

    Don’t forget that it is the catholic church that have made a holy fetish out of human suffering. It’s not that they don’t care about the pain that they cause, it’s the pleasure that they get from that pain that they are after.
    Sadism does have a biological basis, the church have institutionalized it.

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