Inamin ng chief of staff ni Senator Tito Sotto na kinopya nila ang bahagi ng akda ng American blogger na si Sarah Pope para sa “turno en contra” speech ng senador, kaugnay ng mainit na pinag-uusapang Reproductive Health Bill o RH Bill.
Nag-post ng comment si Atty. Hector Villacorta sa comment page ng pinakabagong entry ni Sarah, sa kanyang blog na The Healthy Home Economist, na may titulong “On Plagiarism, The Pill, and Presumptuousness.”
Nagpakilala si Atty. Villacorta bilang chief of staff ni Senator Sotto.
Sinabi nito na ang staff ng senador ang kumopya sa isinulat ni Sarah nang walang proper attribution.
Humingi rin ng paumanhin ang chief of staff ni Senator Sotto sa nagawa nilang pagkakamali.
Narito ang kabuuang mensahe ni Atty. Villacorta kay Sarah:
"I understand you felt slighted that your blog was not attributed to you which became part of the speech of the senator. let me say that after asking my staff, indeed, your blog was used but only in quoting also from the same book of dr campbell-mcbride.
"we are both indebted to the book's author but if you wish that you also be credited with the contents of the book, let this be your affirmation.
“I can do it and by this message, I am doing it. hope it satisfies you. but if it does not, what would you want us to do?
"what have we done to deserve your incriminating words. the senator did not lift it himself, we did.
“did you want us to tell him to admit what he did not do? who would you like to crucify for this oversight?
“all the unborn wants very much the right to be born and they need everybody’s help, including yours.
“remember, rizal was the seventh child of 11 children of teodora alonso and francisco mercado.
“be on or side please, and don’t deflect the debate to this matter of plagiarism. it is so out of sync in this great debate. join us in the side of life and truth.
"forgive us our single trespass. we had no malice, we thought you would be happy about it. there was no injury. hope this makes you feel better.”