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Philippine birth control law faces first challenge

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A Catholic couple has asked the Philippines' top court to stop a historic birth control law, their lawyer said Thursday, in the first of many legal challenges church leaders have vowed against the measure. 

Children gather around a basketball court to play in Manila on January 3, 2013. A Catholic couple has asked the Philippines' top court to stop a historic birth control law, their lawyer said, in the first of many legal challenges church leaders have vowed against the measure.

The petition was filed Wednesday at the Supreme Court by lawyer James Imbong and his wife, who claim the law signed by President Benigno Aquino two weeks ago was unconstitutional.

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