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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:43 PM

Philippines contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino

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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.

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"The passage into law of the Responsible Parenthood Act closes a highly divisive chapter of our history - a chapter borne of the convictions of those who argued for, or against this act," she said.

"At the same time, it opens the possibility of co-operation and reconciliation... engagement and dialogue characterised not by animosity, but by our collective desire to better the welfare of the Filipino people."

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

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UrbScotty Dec 2012 OP
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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:44 PM

1. I knew he was going to, but I'm still glad to hear it.

It is high time.

Good for him!

K&R

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:54 PM

2. FU Catholic Church

it is the 21st Century and people do not have to reproduce like rabbits anymore.

Helping people lead better lives - with, or without, Children should be a founding tenet of any church - until then stfu and go play - but leave the children alone.

Kudos to the Benigno Aquino for doing this - a much needed law that will indeed help the Filipinos.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:55 PM

3. K&R

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:44 PM

4. Locking...

I'm sorry, but I have to lock this as a LBN duplicate. Please continue discussion in this thread

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