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In today’s controversial times in the Philippines on the issue of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, I bumped into a website managed by the Filipino Families of Stokie, from Saint Lambert Parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago that featured a video of Andrea Bocelli and talked about abortion.
The song at the end of the video below says:
“…I want to live like this with the sun on my face, and I sing happily, gracefully. I want to live like this, with the air of the mountains, because this enchantment doesn’t cost anything…”
Worldwide, there are around 42 million abortion each year; 115,000 each day. 1.37 million in the US alone (1996) or roughly 37,000 per day. Based on these statistics, in the US alone an average of 1 baby is lost every 2.5 seconds.
37.4% of women who’s having abortion identify themselves as Protestants, 31.3% as Catholics. And worst of all is the main reason why women have abortion. 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
Source: Filipino Families of Skokie