Friday, February 6, 2009
Off to congress!
Went to congress with my officemates and some mommies to support pro-life in the deliberations of the RH Bill. This is actually my first time to attend something like this, and my friend Sunnyday said when you show up in support for the pro-life cause it gives our pro-life congressmen reason to keep speaking up! Learned some things about, um, plenary hall decorum during a session. (A friend I met that day explained to me that the real grind happens in committee meetings, and interpellations are simply, for lack of better way to describe it, just for show.) EDIT: Please see Sunnyday's enlightening comment below. haha I'm not exactly knowledgeable in this matter.
Aside from the educational agenda, we thought of coming to represent pro-life so that we could have photo-ops with the young moms. The bill, in fact, affects them the most--who should decide how they should manage their family? The State shouldn't be telling them how many kids to have, or that they're not being responsible when they're not sticking alien stuff in their body... so we invited young moms who are against the bill to stand up for what they believe in. Now you see that not all who are against the bill are celibate priests and nuns, a totally unfair assumption if you ask me.
We wanted to hold some placards with pro-life messages on them but that wasn't allowed in the plenary hall. Hopefully someday we could have some t-shirts with witty slogans! hehe. Here are some of the pictures I took that day. :-D