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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:00 AM

Philippines contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino

Source: BBC

Philippines President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a bill providing for free access to contraception and family planning.

Supporters say the law, which took 14 years to pass, will reduce poverty and maternal mortality in a country with the highest birth rate in the region.

The Roman Catholic Church repeatedly tried to block the bill.

Parliament failed to pass the measure several times before approving a final version on 19 December.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20863691

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Reply Philippines contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino (Original post)
alp227 Dec 2012 OP
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #1
Prometheus Bound Dec 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #3
calimary Dec 2012 #5
JNelson6563 Dec 2012 #4
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #6
SharonAnn Dec 2012 #7
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #8
slackmaster Dec 2012 #9

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:43 AM

1. Good deal.

 

Fuck the Catholic Church.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:55 AM

2. Yes, the Catholic Church seems to have a very strong interest in perpetuating poverty.

This is great news.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:22 AM

3. Huge step forward, and not a moment too soon. Congrats to the courageous President. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:26 AM

5. Agreed! We need this all over the world.

Getting a handle on our mushrooming population is really just about the only thing that's going to save us, seems to me.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:23 AM

4. I am glad to hear this!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:41 AM

6. "....reduce poverty and maternal mortality...."?

It's the thin end of the wedge. Camels nose under the tent. It's the end of the World as the Catholic Church knows it.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:54 AM

7. Good! Their world can't end too soon. And I'm a former Catholic, disenchanted by

their failure to change to today's world and to recognize the rights of women.

Under Pope John XXIII, in the 1960's, I really thought things would change. But they haven't. And over the last few decades, they've become more intransigent and more ossified.

I would love to be able to practice the Catholic religion as I understand it, but today's Church isn't anything like what I thought Catholicism was.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:00 PM

8. The RCC is gonna go apeshit.

But who cares, fuck the RCC!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:07 PM

9. That is very, very good news.

 

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