Despite his ties to the Aquino Family, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminded President Benigno Simeon Aquino III that his administration’s “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” slogan should not mean to say “kung walang anak, walang mahirap.”
In a message to the youth, read by Henrietta de Villa during the “Prayer Power Rally Against the RH Bill” at EDSA shrine last August 4, Villegas said it is corruption that the government should cure, not nurse.
“[But,] My dear youth, contraception is corruption. The use of government and taxpayers’ money to give out contraceptive pills is corruption,” Villegas said.
Villegas vowed to join the fight against the passage of the RH bill in Congress, saying the fight is more to correct the misconception that children are a mistake and not a blessing.
“If a contraceptive pill is to be considered an essential medicine, what sickness is it curing? Is pregnancy a sickness? Why is it that women get sick with cancer after taking the contraceptive pill? My dear youth, contraception, makes healthy people sick,” he added.