Associated Press reports that a vote on the new constitution has passed by a strong margin in the South American republic of Ecuador, despite opposition from the Roman Catholic church. While the constitution defines life as beginning from conception, it contains wording that opens up very wide chinks in Catholic traditionalism. The family is recognized “in its diverse types” and the new constitution guarantees “the right to freely make responsible and informed decisions about one’s health and reproductive life.”
Yes, it has opened the door to abortion and same-sex marriage a little wider.
About bloody time too.