Morning After Pill Banned in Honduras

The Honduras House of Representatives has approved a bill that would prohibit sales of the morning after pill because it can cause abortions in some circumstances. The legislation bans the purchase, sale, use or distribution of the Plan B pill because of its abortifacient nature.

Liberal Party Representative Martha Lorena Alvarado sponsored the bill and the Medical College of Honduras issued a statement saying the drug can kill an unborn child between the stages of conception and implantation. According to a CAN report, Alvarado said the so-called emergency contraception pill “is a hormonal bomb that acts directly in the body causing thousands of physical changes in girls, who are the ones taking it the most, 12, 14 and 16 year-old girls take it after a night of partying, making it a pharmaceutical abortion.”

Honduras, like most other South American nations, makes abortion illegal and Alvarado noted Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina have also banned the morning after pill because it can sometimes cause abortions. Representative Silvia Ayala of the Democratic Unification Party cited abortion advocates who say the drug can’t cause abortions, but that is only because they have defined the beginning of human life as starting at implantation and not conception.

One Response to "Morning After Pill Banned in Honduras"

  1. jom  August 12, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    i think it is a good idea that they banned the pill because i think that you should be careful about sex, and it was created so that we could reproduce. not just for fun. and abortion is murder!

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