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Filipino Congress sets aside pro-abortion bill, leaves the matter for the next government
Opposition by 20 congressmen derails the proposal. House speaker says the controversial measure cannot be approved in the dying days of the current session of Congress. The Church continues its battle in favour of life, will promote its own natural family planning programme in the next Congress.
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.
Family Planning Bill in Philippines Paving Way for Legalized Abortion
Archbishop Capalla: "The two-child policy violates couples' rights"
The Filipino Bishops' Conference condemns the draft population management bill.
Filipino bishops and Catholic believers against pro-abortion bill
UN pressures induce Filipino lawmakers to resume discussion over the existing Reproductive Health Bill, which calls for the use of contraceptives and abortion pills to control the birth rate. The Church calls for natural methods of family planning, educating the population to a culture of responsibility and love.
No to contraceptives for birth control, says Archbishop Cruz
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