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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:15 PM

Great News from the Philippines..........yes, really.

After many years of fruitless struggle, the Philippine Congress passed a bill that would allow poor women to obtain contraception that they can use and afford. Here's the link:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-philippines-birth-control-20121218,0,4439221.story


By Kenneth R. Weiss and Sol Vanzi, Los Angeles Times

December 18, 2012

MANILA Ignoring the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' warning that "contraception corrupts the soul," the Philippine Congress on Monday passed a sweeping bill that would provide birth control to millions of poor women.

The historic votes, with bishops and nuns sitting glumly in the gallery, came after the Catholic hierarchy and its political supporters had thwarted the legislation's passage for more than 14 years.

The measure, which President Benigno Aquino III has pledged to sign, would override the de facto ban on contraceptives in Manila's public health clinics, make sex education mandatory in public schools and require hospitals to provide postabortion care, even though abortions will remain illegal.

Although more than 80% of Filipinos are Catholic, polls have shown the church was out of step with its followers on this issue: More than 70% of Filipinos supported the so-called Reproductive Health Bill in a nation where 39% of married women want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives.


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Reply Great News from the Philippines..........yes, really. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 OP
srican69 Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #2
srican69 Dec 2012 #32
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #16
bulloney Dec 2012 #20
ReRe Dec 2012 #23
closeupready Dec 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #5
Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #6
LisaLynne Dec 2012 #7
Walk away Dec 2012 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #10
hedgehog Dec 2012 #9
ellisonz Dec 2012 #11
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #12
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #13
Dawson Leery Dec 2012 #14
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #15
bobclark86 Dec 2012 #17
Diyames Dec 2012 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #19
Diyames Dec 2012 #30
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #21
Smickey Dec 2012 #22
ReRe Dec 2012 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #25
ReRe Dec 2012 #29
horseshoecrab Dec 2012 #26
friendly_iconoclast Dec 2012 #27
snooper2 Dec 2012 #28
Phentex Dec 2012 #31
ellisonz Dec 2012 #33
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #35
Prometheus Bound Dec 2012 #36
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #37

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:18 PM

1. oh those filipino women ..... they are going straight to hell ....


where they will be greeted by all the previous popes

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Response to srican69 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. I think that getting some good birth control will deliver them to heaven!

But I agree about the popes.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:34 PM

32. one of the popes was a pirate before he bacame pope... in fact you didn't

need to be a priest to become a pope.

2 of the Medici family became popes just because of their wealth. I went to Vatican a couple years ago - it was fascinating.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:19 PM

16. I work with Filipino women every week.

I'd advise Satan and those previous popes to "be afraid...be VERY afraid".

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Response to srican69 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:37 PM

20. I bet I'll know what our pastor's sermon will cover this Sunday.

He never fails to mention when some part of the world engages in immoral behavior by allowing birth control or gay rights or some other RW talking point. It's another sign of how this world is deteriorating, he will say.

I'm amazed at how a group of people who are supposed to be celibate and single can be such authorities on sexuality, parenthood and being a spouse.

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Response to srican69 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:33 PM

23. Ouch..

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:28 PM

3. Thank you for posting this, CA Peggy!

Nice to hear something refreshing and productive going on in the world.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:32 PM

5. You're welcome!

I've been following this story for some time, and I was overjoyed to see this development today.

Philippine women have been struggling with too many babies and no way to control their fertility until now. This legislation really opens a door for a better life for them and their families.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, CaliforniaPeggy.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:32 PM

6. My pleasure, my dear Uncle Joe! Thanks for the K&R. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:34 PM

7. Great news for the people of the Philippines! nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:35 PM

8. I am surprised the Catholic Bishops aren't screaming their head off! nt

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Response to Walk away (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:39 PM

10. The ones in the Philippines are........for all the good it'll do them! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:37 PM

9. This is terrible news! Where will wealthy people worldwide get

cheap housekeepers with fewer Filipino women desperate to support their families!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:40 PM

11. That is excellent news! Thank you for sharing Peggy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:44 PM

12. It's about time! Now on to the rest of the world!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:51 PM

13. that is very good news. Letting women control their own bodies

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:12 PM

14. The primary reason why the Cardinals and Bishops have gone over the deep end

is this. The power of organized religion is fading as more people are becoming educated.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:16 PM

15. All those joyous faces celebrating the passing of this bill!

Amazing progress for the Filipinos! Truly amazing.

Thank you Peggy!


A huge K&R!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:19 PM

17. Holy crap is that epic!

Heaven help us if we try not to crank out babies all the time, protecting women's health and limiting the rising tide of health care, education and justice systems!

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Response to Diyames (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:37 PM

19. And what a surprise.......not!

Thank you for this. They are so predictable as to be ridiculous.

Strictly speaking, because of copyright laws, DU asks that we limit any direct quotes to four paragraphs, with a link to the rest. You might want to do that...

Thank you, and welcome to DU!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:23 PM

30. Thanks.

Still learning the ropes.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:17 PM

21. Fuck the Pope.

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:24 PM

22. Kick & Rec

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:39 PM

24. Wow...

K&R

... The Catholic Church and the NRA in one week.. The world is indeed making some changes! Thanks CAPeggy for this excellent very good wonderful news!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:45 PM

25. You're welcome! I knew some good news was just what was needed today...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:10 PM

29. I am now making a list of the world's accomplishments this week:

1.) NRA back down 2.) the Catholic Church in the Phillippines & 3) Ted Nugent kicked off Discovery Channel!

Now this is what REAL progress looks like! I'm doing the Snoopy dance!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:46 PM

26. This is great news!

A major step forward in public health and excellent news for Filipino families!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:50 PM

27. Good for them. Keep religion out of government.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:53 PM

28. Churches have to ensure their flocks breed

pathetic really

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:30 PM

31. It's nice to read something good

Thank you for sharing this!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:19 PM

33. Kick

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:23 PM

34. K and R!

Slow as it may be, there is progress in the Catholic Church.

And I wonder how this institution can keep doing what it's doing and be taken seriously?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #34)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:43 PM

35. Those are good questions, my dear MrMickeysMom...

I don't know what the answers are.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:29 AM

36. Take that Manny Pacquiao, hypocrite.

He voted against the bill but admitted hie wife took birth control pills after the birth of his fourth child.

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Response to Prometheus Bound (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:16 AM

37. Ah, I did not know this! Thank you.

I guess the rich live by different standards, hey?

Good grief.

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