Rick Loomis (with Liz O. Baylen, Albert Lee, Ken Weiss, Jeff Amlotte, Colin Baylen, Ann Simmons, Mary Cooney)
Los Angeles Times
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"A QUESTION OF FAITH: A STRUGGLING PHILIPPINE MOTHER REJECTS HER CHURCH'S STANCE ON BIRTH CONTROL"
In the Philippines, access to contraceptives is largely out of the reach of the poor. A "reproductive health bill" in the legislature that calls for public education on birth control and government subsidies to make it available to everyone has the support of 70% of Filipinos, polls show. But the measure has been blocked for years amid vehement opposition by the Roman Catholic Church.