Philippines President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a bill providing for free access to contraception and family planning.
Supporters say the law, which took 14 years to pass, will reduce poverty and maternal mortality in a country with the highest birth rate in the region.
The Roman Catholic Church repeatedly tried to block the bill.
First, congrats to the Philippines. With more than seven billion people running around this sort of thing is more important than ever. That said, I'm also feeling frustrated at the very thought of the kind of shitstorm trying to get something like this would stir up in the US. Hell, the foolishness we've seen in regards to insurance is horrible enough.
Still, I like to think that these sort of things add up collectively in regards to change.