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President of Honduras gives green light to morning-after pill

.- President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras has vetoed a decree that prohibited the sale of the morning-after pill in the country, thus giving a green light to the sale of the drug that prevents the implantation of a newly conceived child.
 
The president’s private secretary, Eduardo Reina, said Zelaya vetoed the bill “because it is unconstitutional.”  The Honduran congress will need a two-thirds majority in order to override the presidential veto.  The measure to prohibit the drug was supported by the Medical College of Honduras.
 
Abortion is illegal in Honduras, and the pill’s abortifacient mechanisms led the country’s Congress to pass the measure outlawing its sale and consumption.


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