Loading
Massachusetts legislation could allow Morning After Pill over the counter

.- On Wednesday, the Massachusetts State House passed legislation which could allow for the morning after pill, or Plan B, to be sold over the counter in pharmacies around the state. Massachusetts is the latest state to pass the bill which has yet to be signed by Governor Mitt Romney. The morning after pill is known to sometimes cause an abortion by failing to allow a fertilized egg to attach to the uterine wall.

According to lifenews.com, the legislation, which passed the House 135-17 would also mandate that hospitals supply the drug to rape victims. A different, Senate version of the legislation exempted private hospitals, like Catholic ones, which may be morally opposed to the drug from having to supply it.

As for whether or not the Governor would sign the bill into law, spokeswoman Julie Teer told the Associated Press that he needs time to review it.

"During his 2002 campaign,” she said, “Gov. Romney said he would not change the abortion laws of the Commonwealth. Therefore, when the governor receives the emergency contraception legislation, he will review it carefully and measure whether or not it changes the status quo."

Seven other states, including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Washington, have passed similar legislation, and the drug is now available without a prescription.

Many pro-choice groups like NARAL, are putting strong pressure on Gov. Romney to sign the legislation into law.


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

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Jul
25

Liturgical Calendar

July 25, 2014

Saint James, Apostle

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 20:20-28

Gospel
Date
07/25/14
07/24/14
07/23/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 2 Cor 4: 7-15
Gospel:: Mt 20: 20-28

Saint of the Day

St. James »

Saint
Date
07/25/14
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 20:20-28

Homily
Date
07/25/14
07/24/14
07/23/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: