Colombian court refuses to recognize abortifacient mechanism of morning-after pill
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- A federal court in Colombia has thrown out a lawsuit to prohibit distribution of the morning-after pill in the country, denying the drug’s abortifacient effect despite testimony by the drug’s manufacturers to the contrary.

The lawsuit was brought by Carlos Humberto Gomez, who sued the country’s Food and Drug Administration for authorizing the organization Profamilia to import and sell the morning-after pill for a period of ten years.

Gomez asked the court to issue a ruling on the drug that, he explained, can “cause the death of the human life that is the product of the union of the sperm and the ovum before it reaches the womb.”

“The use of the abortifacient pills would contribute to spreading the aberrant idea that the so-called right to an abortion is an achievement,” Gomez said.  “If the child is not wanted he doesn’t have to be killed, he can be given in adoption” or entrusted to child protection agencies.

The court, however, ruled in favor of the promoters of the drug and refused to recognize its abortifacient effect.

In the ruling, Justice Rafael Ostau de La Font called the drug a “contraceptive” and claimed that “the process of gestation can take between 12 and 16 days after sexual relations.  Since the pill is only effective up to 72 hours after relations, it will continue to be legal in Colombia.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea

Liturgical Calendar

December 22, 2014

Advent Weekday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27


Daily Readings

First Reading:: 1 Sam 1: 24-28
Gospel:: Lk 1: 46-56

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27