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Bishops say Philippines moving towards legal abortion

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Church leaders in the Philippines said Saturday that an impending birth control law aimed at reducing poverty in the conservative nation was one step towards legalising abortion. 

Filipino Archbishop Orlando Quevedo (2-R) speaks during a press briefing in Manila on August 15, 2009. Church leaders in the Philippines said Saturday that an impending birth control law aimed at reducing poverty in the conservative nation was one step towards legalising abortion.

In a letter penned by bishops to be read at Sunday mass in churches across the mainly Catholic country, they said the Reproductive Health Bill promoted pre-martial sex and threatened the "moral fibre" of the country.

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