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Pacific Philippines Takes On Catholic Church

namjiwankaur

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Nov 14, 2010
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Source: NBC World News, Karen Lema, Reuters

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino is squaring off against his country's powerful Catholic church in a bid to give people free access to the means to limit the size of their families.
The predominately Catholic country has one of Asia's fastest-growing populations together with significant levels of chronic poverty. While neighbors have accelerated towards prosperity, the Philippines has lagged.
Economists say high population growth is a primary factor for that, but the church disagrees. It says population growth is not a cause of poverty and that people need jobs, not contraception.
Aquino, a Catholic like 80 percent of the population, has thrown his support behind a reproductive health bill that will, if passed by the two houses of Congress, guarantee access to free birth control and promote sex education.

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namjiwankaur

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Sat Nam _/|\_

Does Sikhi have an official teaching on this? What are the various opinions of SPNers on birth control?

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