Monday, May 28, 2007
Brazil to Subsidize Birth Control Pills, Despite Criticism from the Pope
Stan Lehman reports for the Associated Press:
Just weeks after Pope Benedict XVI denounced government-backed contraception in a visit to Brazil, the president unveiled a program Monday to provide cheap birth control pills at 10,000 drug stores across the country.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the plan will give poor Brazilians "the same right that the wealthy have to plan the number of children they want."
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