Free contraception passes despite heated religious opposition

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    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-2086369

    The Philippians has the highest birth rate in the region, and a maternal mortality rate of 36%. You can purchase condoms, however they are too expensive for many to afford. Despite these staggering numbers, the free contraception and family planning bill took 14 years to pass, partly because of the staunch opposition the Catholic Church had taken.
     
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    Before the religious rabble start to condemn this, lets wait 12 months and then see the changes, then they can argue.
     
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    There is still a chance that the chruch will find a way to over turn the bill.
     
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    I use my free condoms for birthday balloons.
     
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    Did Sandra Fluke load up....
     
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    One year we collected all the free condoms the local PP had given us and filled a bucket, spray painted my friends name on it, and dropped it on his door step.

    His mom was not amused :lmao:
     
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    The Seventh Day Adventists have pretty much pushed the Catholics out of the Phillipines. And it isn't hard to understand why.
     
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    Free contraception is a better option than abortion and unwanted births
     
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    WHY WHY WHY WHY can't the rw's see this?

    And WHY do they believe they should be able to force governmental controls on our private lives?
     
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