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Catholics In Philippines Increasingly Support Contraception Use, As Pope Visits Country

Wall Street Journal: Pope Faces Changing Attitudes on Birth Control in Philippines
“Pope Francis lands in the Philippines Thursday facing a rapidly changing society where Catholicism remains strong, but where some Catholics dismiss the Church’s line on sex and birth control as outdated. … Last year, the Philippine Supreme Court approved a landmark Reproductive Health Law, clearing the way for the government to start giving thousands of families access to contraception for the first time in a country with a high birthrate and stubborn poverty level. The Roman Catholic Church fought the measure, but many rank and file Catholics were in favor…” (Moss, 1/14).

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