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Hell Hath No Fury Like the Bishops Scorned, But Filipinos Are Not Listening

Supporters of the RH bill celebrate after it passed Congress. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian)

The bishops and their allies aren’t celebrating with us that the country’s huge unmet contraceptive need and rising rate of HIV infections may soon be somewhat ameliorated. Instead, they are busy planning the downfall of the legislators who courageously withstood the many statements that “contraception is corruption.” 

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Philippines Reproductive Health Bill Passes House of Representatives Despite Aggressive Opposition from Bishops

Photo: Radio Australia.

In the early morning of December 13th, 2012, the Philippines House of Representatives voted to pass on second reading the Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act of 2011 (commonly known as the RH bill), which will give millions of women access to contraception and other reproductive health services that were in many cases out of their reach.

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