Biggest Prayer Rally Against Lagman's Reproductive Health Bill

Yesterday's Catholic Church-led prayer rally has drawn some 15,000 to 20,000 people expressing opposition to the controversial reproductive health bill that is pending in Congress.

The rally kicked off with a march along main streets coming from five different points in the city.

Religious leaders of the Catholic Church, students, school administrators, government officials and mandated church organizations were all well represented in the huge rally that converged at the St. Joseph's Cathedral.

Meanwhile, Bohol congressmen Edgar Chatto, Roberto Cajes and Adam Relson Jala all maintained their opposition to the current version of the reproductive health bill authored by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

In text messages to the Chronicle yesterday, Chatto, Cajes and Jala said they are all pro life and has been consistent with their position since the 13th Congress that they are against the measure seeking to control population growth.

"Bohol congressmen are not in favor of the present version of the reproductive health bill," Chatto said.

Speaking during the gathering, Dr. Rene Joseph Bullecer said the rally was the 14th which was organized by the church all over the country.