Albert Francis E. Domingo, MD

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Obama on Church and State Relations

Posted on | August 5, 2012 | No Comments

This video clip of US President Barack Obama discussing in brief Church and State relations becomes very relevant in the prelude to the August 7 vote in the Philippine House of Representatives on whether or not to close the debate (formally known as the Period of Interpellation) on the Reproductive Health/Responsible Parenthood bill.

Said Obama: “…I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, to take one example, but I if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I can’t simply [pore] into the teachings of my Church or evoke God’s will; I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all….”

The Philippine Senate has already closed the Period of Interpellation of the counterpart bill last June 5, 2012.

The clip is from a post on youtube by user malfita.

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