The Catholic Church and the Population Program
By Jose Nacieno p-40-44 CBCPS’s GUIDING PRINCIPLES
July 10, 1990
* First Principle: “Respect should be given to the sacredness of human life in all stages.” * Second Principle: “Marriage and the marital act have two aspects: the unitive and procreative” * Third Principle: Directly willed abortion, the use of abortifacients, sterilization and contraception are wrong in themselves. * FifthPrinciple: the Church advocates natural family planning as the only morally acceptable way. * Sixth Principle: the Church rejects the contraceptive mentality. * Seventh Principle: the Church teaches that the decision on the number of children lies solely on the Parents. * Eighth Principle: Hence the Church is against any coercion exercises on couples to pressure or force them to limit or increase the number of their children. * Tenth Principle: “because the Church regards artificial contraception as wrong itself, the Church will object to their dissemination as we. * Eleventh Principle: The Church acknowledges religions freedom of conscience.
=Scope and Sequence on Pop Ed= 1) Responsible sexual Behavior 2) Wholesome family Relationship 3) Every Child is a Wanted Child 4) Artificial Methods of Family Planning 5) Women as a Potent Force in Development 6) Population & Sustainable Development
Volume 2 – Gender Development * Women in Development
By Pop Com
Source: The Philippines: Country Reports on Population pp. 13-15
* (PWDP) Philippine Women Development Plan or (R.A. 7192) was intended to promote the integration of women as full and equal partner of men development & nation building.
* Population & the status of Women
Source: Philippine Population Management Program Briefing Kit, Paper Numbers
* Pregnancy/Childbirth complication is one of the 10 leading causes of female death in the Philippines.