Sunday, August 5, 2012
ABC News: UN warns on Philippines birth law:
The United Nations is warning that failing to pass a controversial birth control law in the Philippines could reverse gains in development goals.
There has been considerable opposition from the Catholic church to the bill, which seeks to make it compulsory for the government to provide free contraceptives.
The UN Population Fund is hoping President Benigno Aquino's allies, who dominate the House of Representatives, can gather the numbers to pass the bill on Tuesday after years of debate. . . .