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Aquino signs family-planning law

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MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a family-planning bill that was blocked by the Catholic Church for more than a decade, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. 

The law will take effect next month, presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said.

"The passage into law of the Responsible Parenthood Act closes a highly divisive chapter of our history — a chapter borne of the convictions of those who argued for, or against this act, whether in the legislative branch or in civil society," she said.

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