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Bishops oppose birth control bill with a smile

Tags: reproductive health, family, bishops, Catholic Church Tags: reproductive health, family, bishops, Catholic Church

Lourdes Abelardo
Philippines

July 22, 2011

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Church officials believe happy people will take pro-life issues seriously if it is done with a smile. That’s why the Catholic bishops’ conference today launched a new campaign against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill pending in Congress with “smiley face” pro-life stickers that say: “I Am Pro-Life, I Am Anti RH Bill”. Conference secretary-general, Monsignor Juanito Figura, said the Church decided to use a smiling image for the campaign because it is doing its mission to promote the Gospel of Life with a smile. “We will use stickers that are friendly because we are actually not against anybody in particular, not against any group in particular but against the RH Bill,” he said.
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