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Women Fighting Manila’s Contraceptive Ban Press On

Arguing that their petition to overturn Manila’s ban on modern family planning services is an issue of “transcendental importance,” Manila residents ask the Court of Appeals to hear their case.

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A Tale of Three Cities

Manila is now famous for its ban on perfectly safe, legal and much needed contraceptives. But other Filipino cities nearby are taking very different stands.

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Manila’s Women Battle Ban on Birth Control

On January 29, 2008, a group of women, together with activist organizations and individuals working on women’s reproductive rights in Manila, filed a case countering the seven-year de facto ban on contraceptives in city funded health facilities.

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