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Philippines Population Growth Slower Following Law Allowing Government-Funded Contraceptives

Associated Press: Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread
“The Philippines’ annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception. … A national law that provides government funding for contraceptives was passed in 2012 despite strong opposition from Catholic church leaders. The law took effect after the Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that it was constitutional except for a few provisions…” (Cerojano, 5/25).

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