Bishops seek ban on condom ads in media, billboards

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called for a ban on condom advertisements in public places, in print, and broadcast media, saying these commercials “weaken the moral fiber” of the youth.

The “multi-million dollar condom business… heavily targets the adolescent market, at the expense of morality and family life,” the CBCP said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday.

The announcement came after the Department of Health distributed condoms last month.

“Condom advertisements should be banned on television, radio, movies, newspapers, magazines, and public places, as they desensitize the youth’s delicate conscience and weaken their moral fiber as future parents,” CBCP president Bishop Nereo Odchimar said in the same statement.

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