18 May '11, 11pm

Love it when famous Catholics like Boxer Pacquiao defend truth! | via @TODAYonline

MANILA - The President says he is ready to face excommunication from the Catholic Church for advocating free access to condoms. Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao says he is the best example why contraceptives should never be allowed. After simmering for months, a wide-ranging and acrimonious debate over government-funded access to contraceptives in the Philippines has entered the country's Congress. The issue pits the powerful and conservative Catholic establishment, which says contraceptives are as sinful as abortions, against reformers who want more openness about birth control to slow population growth and help prevent disease. The Reproductive Health Bill introduced on Tuesday in the House of Representatives would require the government to provide information on family planning methods, make contraceptives available free of charge and introduce reproductive health and sex...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110519-0000231/Aquino...

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