A judge in Ecuador ruled in favor of a petition filed by a group of lawyers against the morning after pill, saying the drug cannot be sold in the country until its abortifacient nature has been disproved.

Federal Judge Francisco Alvear said the pill could not be distributed or sold in Ecuador.  The petition against the drug was filed by Jose Fernando Rosero, representing the group Lawyers for Life.

In his ruling, Alvear called the right to life “the cornerstone” of judicial order, and he said that ruling extends to all drugs that contain the same chemical compounds and attack human life.