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Manila promotes natural family planning
The government wants to set up small groups tasked with promoting natural family planning methods. More than four million couples are expected to take part in the initiative, including those living in some of the remotest corners of the country. The Catholic Church looks favourably to the initiative.
Filipino bishops suspend dialogue with government over pro-abortion law
The decision is taken after Congress decides to speed up bill approval without changes agreed with Catholics. The bill is now before the House. Bishops say they will resume talks at the end of March.
Mindanao: Church-State agreement on family planning
The Catholic Women’s League and local Department of Health have reached an agreement about natural family planning methods to be applied in the region. The Archbishop of Cagayan has expressed his satisfaction.
Cagayan de Oro:church and government promote natural family planning methods
In the Philippines the divergence continues between bishops and parliamentarians, in favour of the law on reproductive health. In Mindanao, an active training program that respects human life and promotes responsible parenthood to over 22 thousand couples. Instances of abortion grows across the country, an estimated half a million in 2010.
Cardinal Vidal praises the government for natural family planning
President Arroyo has announced the use of UN funds for the adoption of a natural family planning policy. Cardinal Vidal: "These measures protect society and the family".
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