Religious Opposition Continues Against Philippines’ Reproductive Health Law, Efforts To Provide Free Contraception
GroundTruth Project/PRI: Catholic leaders battle against free birth control in the Philippines
“…[T]he unmet need for birth control may become a thing of the past as the Philippines begins to roll out free contraception under its new reproductive health law. … The path to free family planning services for the poor wasn’t an easy one. Fierce opposition from influential Catholic Church leaders, who have long played a major role in politics, resulted in a bitter 14-year battle in Congress…” (Narang, 1/22).