Philippines Legislature Removes Contraceptive Funding From National Budget, Health Secretary Says
Agence France-Presse/The Guardian: Philippines axes contraceptive budget
“The legislature in the mainly Catholic Philippines has axed the government’s budget for contraceptives, despite a law mandating that the state should provide them to the poor. The health secretary, Janette Garin, confirmed on Wednesday that the department’s 2016 budget for contraceptives had been scrapped when it passed through congress. … She said the department would seek private donors to provide funds for contraceptives…” (1/6).