You know, putting Mrs Lopez into the story likes that takes the discussion away from principles and makes any discussion against the provision of abc seem like a personal attack against her.
The priniciple, however, is the Mrs Lopez wishes her children had more choices. But they did have choices, and the choice they made led totheir becoming parents at an early age when they could not afford children. There was another choice they could have made, which was to avoid the activity which leads to children. They had sufficient chocces, they simply chose to go with the choice which leads to children.
Mrs Lopez seems to have had 12 children over the course of about 34 years. She has three children who are parents and another grandchild. Some of those children seem to have managed not to have children when they were teenagers.
It seems that Mrs Lopez has been led to believe that her children lack *options *rather than choices, and what is the option which becomes available when one uses birth control?
Only the option to have non-procreative sex.
Without abc, the options someone has are 1. to have sex which may result in a child; or 2. to abstain fron engaging in sexual activity.
The only thing abc does is to reduce the risk of having children when engaging in sexual activity.
It seems to me that what the poor in the Philippines need is something other than the illusion or idea that they can have sex without babies.