Housewives hold their babies while waiting for a free paediatric check-up at a local government health centre in Manila

 
Housewives hold their babies while waiting for a free paediatric check-up at a local government health centre in Manila
Housewives hold their babies while waiting for a free paediatric check-up at a local government health centre in Manila August 6, 2012. About 50 people come through a day to have their babies checked for common illnesses such as diarrhoea and colds. Pitting himself against the teachings of the country's powerful Catholic church, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, a Catholic like 80 percent of the population, has thrown his support behind a reproductive health bill that will, if passed, guarantee access to free birth control and promote sex education. Picture taken August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro