Mothers stay with their babies at a ward of Jose Fabella maternity hospital in Manila

 
Mothers stay with their babies at a ward of Jose Fabella maternity hospital in Manila
Mothers stay with their babies at a ward of Jose Fabella maternity hospital in Manila September 12, 2012. There are around 300 mothers on the ward at one time with around 75-100 babies born every 24 hours. Mothers can stay for up to three days at the ward. 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 September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro