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Bid to legalize divorce in Philippines seen as challenge to Church

June 01, 2011

A legislative initiative to allow divorce in the Philippines has been introduced as a means of discouraging Catholic opposition to a strong family-planning policy, one key lawmaker charges.

Senator Vicente Sotto III said that the divorce bill is designed to put Church leaders on the defensive, making it more difficult to rally Catholic opposition to the birth-control measure.


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