What can I say? Aisa’s letter must be a great contribution to the collection of clearly explained arguments of people who love and respect life, and it boldly sets straight the negatively feministic claims of Hontiveros. It is clear that the advocates of RH Bill are the ones who cannot directly answer our questions, especially about the moral and social consequences of their proposal. Aisa, on the other hand, addresses as a woman the representative’s points, and sheds light to her errors and false claims.
I found Hontiveros’s style of arguing to be emotionally manipulative. It attempts to appeal to the feelings of the audience (which is not bad in itself) in a deceitful way, bombarding the mind of the listeners about the “risks of pregnancy”, the social status of women as wives and mothers, the so-called reproductive rights, and so on and so forth — all of these not to give plain facts but to stir emotions that will lead to ignorant conformism, instead of objectivity.
via With Open Hands