Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Muslims ARE AGAINST artificial birth control

Some smart aleck guy posted a comment saying Muslims are for reproductive health bill.

Read this and eat your heart out!  Courtesy of GMA


Muslim group joins protest vs artificial contraception

A Muslim group has joined the opposition to President Benigno Aquino III’s open policy towards the use of artificial contraceptives for family planning.

The Imam Council of the Philippines (ICP) said it is against the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples.

“Sa contraceptives, hindi tayo pabor diyan para bawasan ang populasyon ng Pilipinas. Kontra po diyan ang Islam dahil bakit natin i-underestimate ang plano ng Panginoon," ICPl head Ibram Moxir said in an interview on Church-run Radio Veritas.

(We do not favor contraceptives to control the Philippine population. Islam is against contraception because that will be underestimating God’s wisdom.)

Moxir added the Islam community is one with the Catholic hierarchy in opposing the passage of the Reproductive Health bill.

Excerpts of the interview were posted Friday on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news site.

Also, Moxir said he is saddened that government is pushing for legislation that will allow the purchase of artificial contraceptives.

“Bakit hindi natin ilalaan ang nasabing pondo sa ibang kapaki-pakinabang na paraan? Baka maging immoral na tayo diyan. Bakit tayo mamahagi ng ganyan (Why not spend the funds for something more useful? We may lose our morality in the process. Why allocate funds for contraceptives)?" he said.

Earlier, Aquino said he is open to couples using contraceptives as they should be the ones to decide what type of family planning methods they will use.

Catholic Church officials have ganged up on Aquino’s stance, with CBCP president Nereo Odchimar hinting Aquino is courting excommunication with his stance.

On the other hand, Caloocan Bishop and CBCP public affairs head Deogracias Iñiguez Jr. warned the Church may lead a civil disobedience campaign against the RH bill if it is passed into law. — LBG, GMANews.TV


  1. We have to be aware that the Islamic objection to contraception is based on different grounds from the Catholic one. Islam bases its position on the teachings of the Prophet as written in the Holy Quran.

    There is no appeal towards an understanding of Natural Law here.

    Islam allows for contraception if 1) the health of the mother is in danger from another pregnancy and 2) if the contraceptive method has no permanent effect.

    Thus most Islamic scholars say that vasectomy and ligation are not allowed. Birth control pills are also not allowed for the same reasons.

    Islam does put a greater premium on natural methods of fertility regulation.

    Islam however provides a moral practice to base its objections, which I barely see in Filipino Roman Catholic opponents to RH. Islam explicitly commands that children should be cared for and THAT THE COMMUNITY (Islamic ummah) PROVIDES FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN EVEN IF THEIR PARENTS ARE UNABLE TO CARE FOR THEIR "unwanted" CHILDREN. It is expected that the wealthy Muslims take the lead.

    If the Roman Catholics want to be really pro-life, especially if they are wealthy, they should give more to poor families and if possible directly support these poor children. Roman Catholic "exclusive" schools should make sure that 50% of their students come from the poorest families!

    If we Catholics cannot do that, then we should listen to our Muslim brethren!