We will liveblog the continuation of the speech of Sen Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on the Reproductive Health bill.
Sotto: I take exceptions to statements of former DOH Sec Cabral, Rep Garin on death of my sentence. I find their statements callous, insensitive. Garin, Cabral should have given my family's sorrow more respect.
#RHbill Sotto: Katuwang ng aking ina, ni Dr Herminia Castelo-Sotto, ang doktor ng asawa ko. Ayon sa kanila, contraceptives ang dahilan
#RHbill Sotto says he will give copy of son's death certificate. Maliwanag ang asawa ko, nagco-contraceptives, nabuntis. YUN ANG ISYU.
#RHbill Sotto:Book Greatest Experiment ever Performed on Women stated those taking pills but still get pregnant have more abnormal children
#RHbill Sotto cites more studies saying contraceptives harmful to health
#RHbill Sotto 1) Contraceptives abortifacients, 2) Contraceptives pose health risks, expose women to death, 3) Contra harm children
#RHbill Sotto to critics:Sagutin niyo ang mga punto ko at di atakehin ang persona ko, sa FB, sa Twitter, kung anu-ano sinasabi. Nananakot pa
#RHbill Sotto: Sa drug lord nga, di ako natakot, sa kanila pa?! (critics)
#RHbill Sotto:Di ko intensyon panghimasukan personal na buhay ng bawat Pilipino.Akin lang,obligasyon ko suriin ang pangkalahatan implikasyon
#RHbill Sotto: Would we still want to take risk and brush aside detrimental effects of family planning devices by passing RH w/o scrutiny?!
#RHbill Sotto: We should not be pushed over by any state or intl orgs in determing what's best for PH. Di porque ginagawa nila, gawin natin!
#RHbill Sotto on intl orgs: Sino sila para magdikta sa atin? Iba ang ating pagpapahalaga sa pamilya, buhay. Iba ugali sa ibang bansa
#RHBill Sotto: RH backers have DOUBTFUL character, ulterior motives, far off from aims of proponents
#RHbill Sotto: Sponsors openly admitted stats used in bill obtained from various sources. Credibility of these sources QUESTIONABLE
#RHbill Sotto: Ang problema, ang nagpondo sa pagawa ng statistics ang USAID. Malamang, resulta ng materials ay papabor sa gusto nila
#RHbill Sotto: USAID is agency US uses as its principal instrument to control, reduce population thru birth control worldwide
#RHbill Sotto: USAID funds NSO for pro-RH stats. USAID din ang tumutulong sa DKT (condom maker) na malaganap produkto nila
#RHbill Sotto: Wag nating gawing PAIN ang bansa sa ganitong eksperimento ng USAID. Also, Guttmacher Institute mktg arm of planned parenthood
#RHbill Sotto on Guttmacher Institute and Planned Parenthood:These groups promote abortion,control pop and not deal w/ health concerns
#RHbill Sotto: The statistics presented to support the bill should be BEYOND DOUBT, checked by institutions w/ no biases, motives
Summary: In part 1, Sotto attacks contraceptives. In part 2, Sotto attacking international orgs backing RH
#RHbill Sotto again on statistics that 11 mothers die everyday:Hindi ito tama.Kung figures pa lang sumasablay, what more sa content ng bill?
#RHbill Pro-RH groups in Senate gallery busy tweeting! Hehe.
#RHbill Sotto: In Nueva Vizcaya provincial hospital, maternal deaths in 2011: DALAWA for entire year of 2011. Pangasinan, 4 lang in 2011.
#RHbill Sotto: Sa Cavite walang namatay sa 2011 sa panganganak kaya ang hirap paniwalaan ng figure na 11 mothers die everyday. Saan galing?
#RHbill Background: Sen Pia has said that they already gave Sotto figures to show where 11 mothers stats came from
#RHbill Sotto: Ang punto ko, wag nilang gamitin ang maling figures para hikayatin ang nakararami na ipasa ang RHbill.
#RHbill Sotto: Stats of RH groups came from census conducted 11 years ago.
#RHbill Sotto: Nung Dangerous Drugs Board chairman ako, kinwestiyon ko rin ang statistics ng intl groups tungkol sa drug dependents
#RHbill Sotto: Pressure from various groups cannot be put aside. They're doing everything to impose hidden agenda thru RH bill
#RHbill Sotto naming RH backers:USAID, WHO, World Bank gear policies toward reducing world's population, especially less developed countries
#RHbill Sotto: UN report links abortion to fundamental right to attain highest standard of physical, mental health
#RHbill Sotto: UN draft action plan wants to integrate family planning, abortion related care in countries' health care system
#RHbill Sotto: Former UN chief Kofi Annan implied that if skillfully argued, abortion advocates can skirt restrictive abortion laws
#RHbill Sotto also criticizes IPPF (Intl Planned Parenthood Federation)
RT @kimbe_tan: Sen. Sotto: IPPF operating in the PHL through the Family Planning Organizations of the Philippines, which participated in ...
#RHbill Sotto: Margaret Sanger, IPPF founder: She knew that once birth control accepted, abortion will follow. Ito ang kanilang strategy
#RHbill Sotto: Sanger wrote most mercifully thing large family does to one of its infant members is "to kill it." Sanger is IPPF founder
#RHbill Sotto: Sanger wanted systematic birth control thru abortion of all she considered to be weak, useless, uneducated, poor. Eugenics
#RHbill Sotto: Sanger attempted to influence Mahatma Gandhi to adhere to her distorted principles. Fortunately, the attempts proved futile
Aryan race, India, Gandhi
#RHbill Sotto: Gandhi said self-indulgence thru contraceptives may sap vitality of men and women. it's unmanly to refuse battle vs devil
#RHbill Sotto asks senators to choose who to believe: Gandhi or Sanger?
#RHbill Sotto now focusing on local RH backers: They are supposedly receiving funds from intl orgs like Family Planning Org of PH, FPOP
#RHbill Sotto: IPPF gave subsidy to FPOP. They support use of abortive facilities. FPOP posted on site, discussing abortion methods
#RHbill Background: Sotto already raised these criticisms vs FPOP, IPPF during RH debates last year.
#RHbill Sotto: RH Advocacy Network (RHAN). We checked with SEC, walang records. This was confirmed, RHAN submitted budget prop to UNFPA
#RHbill Sotto: RHAN submitted budget proposal to UNFPA to "nurture legislators."
#RHbill Sotto: Likhaa, an RHAN affiliate, also pushing for RH. It reportedly received funds from UNFPD. Likhaan sa SEC, revoked registration
#RHbill Sotto: Dr. Melgar of Likhaan was quoted referring to abortion service providers.
#RHbill Sotto: FPOP got funds from UNFPA, IPPF amounting to millions of dollars. Likhaan also got funds from Planned Parenthood
#RHbill Sotto: Sa laki ng budget ng mga organisasyon ito, di nakakapagtaka ang sigla ng kampanya nila, lalo na sa Internet.May komersyal pa!
#RHbill Sotto citing column of Beth Angsioco, saying unborn not included in definition of children. Itong RHAN, sabi ng SEC, non-existent
#RHbill Sotto: This bill is FOREIGN-DICTATED POLICY forcing us to adopt population control, abortion contrary to our values
#RHbill Sotto: There are studies supported by facts in last 50 years casting cloud of doubt over conclusion of pro-RH groups
#RHbill Sotto: i think i've adequately shown most proponents of bill misled to push for bill's passage
Sotto finishes part 2 of speech. Staff says there's still part 3 or even 4 next week #RHbill