Masturbation is Abortion says Sen. Enrile | Urban Meter 10/02/2011



            The latest RH Bill plenary debate has enlightened millions of Filipinos as the Honorable Senator Juan Ponce Enrile labeled the act of masturbation as a form of abortion. Enrile says it comes from his belief as a Roman Catholic. 

The Roman Catholic Church and CBCP views masturbation as “an act that constitutes a moral disorder and absolutely and without any excuse, a seriously disordered act”. It has the same category as bestiality and sodomy.

At the Senate RH Bill plenary,   Enrile has said that…

“And the question that bothers me is… Is the sperm alive? Is the ovum of the woman alive? I have consulted doctors and the answer is yes.

The sperm of a man cannot fertilize any egg, not the egg of a whale, or a lizard, or a bird, or a fish, but only the egg of a woman. And neither can the egg of a woman be fertilized by any other sperm except the sperm of a man, so that these two elements must be together to create life. But each one of them has life. There is no question about that because they have mobility: They move; they develop.”

And with this statement, Sen. Pia Cayetano a co-author of the Senate’s version of the Bill, gave a hypothetical scenario where a man ejaculates outside the woman’s vagina, here are the excerpts. 

SEN. PIA CAYETANO“So, if a man and a woman are sleeping together as husband and wife and a man avails of the withdrawal method and ejaculates outside the vagina of a woman, that is ‘interference’ in the same way a condom would be, because the man and the woman decided not to allow the egg and the sperm to meet, is that his Honor’s position?”

SEN. JUAN PONCE ENRILE“Well, if the man wants to satisfy himself by manipulating himself alone, if it is only for pleasure, then it interferes with the production of life. That is my belief. That is a matter of faith to me.”

Senator Enrile believes that the sperm is a living entity and that ejaculating it outside a vagina is a form of abortion and that a sperm’s purpose is only for pro-creation and not for pleasure. Faith is important for Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and it is important for the Filipino Roman Catholics. But should faith interfere with the laws of a secular government or not?, Should all the rules and basis of morality of the Catholic Church be included in the Philippine Constitution?

Is belief really an acceptable argument in an intellectual discourse? or should religion be well represented in the government?  None of us will know until the RH Bill has come to a vote... or will it?

Senator Pia Cayetano:
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Comment by Loren Miller on February 28, 2012 at 6:50am

This position taken to its extreme would say that nocturnal emissions occurring in sleeping men are as bad as masturbation! And just HOW are we supposed to stop THAT?

Yet another example of church indoctrination designed to inculcate guilt in the population it wants to have under its control. Well, sorry, you bunch of "hysterical, sinister virgins," we're not having any!

Comment by li roy on January 15, 2012 at 3:51am

oh shit! i'm murderer.. lol!

Comment by Lheins loyola on January 14, 2012 at 9:23pm

if it is abortion why did science says that it's a part of human nature?? and i don't believe that abortion is a part  of human nature..

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 14, 2012 at 7:27am

wow. as if the cults were not bad enough they gotta go against that most private of actually sanity bolstering activities; what's that guy a robot?!?! liar.

Comment by Dogly on October 5, 2011 at 10:46am
Comment by Dogly on October 5, 2011 at 10:45am
The U.S. can let the Philippines have our, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." policy, now that we don't need it.
Comment by Lheins loyola on October 5, 2011 at 9:58am
it's an example that the religion need to be separated from would he know if someone is masterbating by the way??hehehehe
Comment by Jim DePaulo on October 3, 2011 at 7:28pm

The twisted , dark corridors of human stupidity never ceases to amaze me - and oft time scare the shit outa me.

Comment by Tara Benson on October 3, 2011 at 6:35pm

Every sperm is sacred...


Following his train of logic, menstruation is a form of abortion. 

Comment by David Anam on October 3, 2011 at 6:21pm

"But each one of them has life. There is no question about that because they have mobility: They move; they develop."


I guess that means fire is alive too.

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