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Isko says no to abortion

January 28, 2022 Marlon Purification 246 views

AKSYON Demokratiko presidential bet and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Thursday said he is against legalizing abortion, even for rape victims, because life is sacred and no human being should take it away.

“Life is life to me. Ayoko ng abortion. When there is life already, nobody should take it away kasi ipinagkaloob ng Dios yon. That’s my personal belief,” Moreno said in an interview with entertainment host Boy Abunda.

“Dahil yung bata na yon na nasa sinapupunan ng nanay, walang kakayanan ipagtanggol ang sarili nya. Buhay na yon, life na yon. Only God can take it away, not human being,” Moreno added.

The 47-year-old presidential aspirant said this belief in the sanctity of life applies even if the unwanted child was conceived out of incest.

“Hindi maganda ang social status, hindi maganda ang impression, for whatever impression, kung anuman ang sasabihin ng ibang tao, it may have a bad effect sa society, sa katatayuan ng ina o ng bata, but life is life,” said Moreno.

“Bawat buhay mahalaga. Ang buhay ng mahirap, middle class, ng mayaman pare-pareho ang halaga. The same manner, yung walang kamalay-malay na bata sa sinapupunan ng ina, paano man siya na-conceive, in a bad way or in a good way, life is life,” Moreno stressed.

The Aksyon Demokratiko party president said even his campaign against illegal drugs and criminality gives due respect to the sanctity of life and human rights.

Having said that, Moreno said life is full of challenges and people should learn to live with them, even in the case of a rape victim having an unwanted child.

But rather than be scornful, society must also learn to be compassionate and supportive to the victim to ease the trauma and stigma that she is feeling.

“If there is a therapeutic abortion that are existing, let’s have a therapeutic way of dealing and helping the mother with an unwanted child. There are always two sides of a coin. Mahirap na katatayuan yon ng isang ina, na nangyari sa kanya yung ganun pero we must go on. We must fight. We must help as a state and as a family,” said Moreno. With Itchie G. Cabayan