The recent passage of a controversial law that provides free contraception has called into question the Church's social and political influence in the Philippines. It's also put the spotlight on activists who have been challenging the Church's power.
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The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.