MORE than 100 of the 214 members of Congress are backing the Reproductive Health Care Act (House Bill 4110), which would allow for the approval of abortion.

Church leaders, in the heavily Catholic country said they would maintain their stand on the need for protection of the life of the unborn regardless of the outcome of the legislation.

Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro’s chancellor, Msgr. Rey. Manuel Monsanto said they are not alarmed by reports regarding the plurality of congressmen backing the said house bill.

He said that even Pope John Paul II maintained his stand over the issue despite the passage of other laws even worse than the proposed House Bill 4110 in other countries.

“We will sustain our stand even if it means playing the role of (being) the voice in the desert just like St. John the Baptist,” he added. Rose A. Jabeguero, with reports from Sunstar Cagayan de Oro.

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