Duterte’s Free Birth-Control Order Is Latest Skirmish With Catholic Church

From Aurora Almendral, New York TImes, January 27, 2017:

MANILA — When Lizel Torreras, 35, became pregnant with her third child, she mixed a tincture of bitter herbs and mahogany bark, a home remedy said to induce abortion. Her husband, who worked as a garbage scavenger, did not make enough money to buy a regular supply of birth control pills, much less raise another child.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/world/asia/philippines-free-contraception-duterte.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170127&nlid=57507146&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 (Photo  by Dondi Tawatao/NYT)

(Photo  by Dondi Tawatao/NYT)