Ed note. This post is from Healthy Lives editor Mark Leon Goldberg.
There is terrible legislation being considered in Honduras which would send women to jail if they use the morning after pill. There is no exception for victims of sexual assault. The global activist group Avaaz is sounding the alarm on this terrible legislation, which is being actively debated in the Honduran Congress and may be “just days away.”
According to Avaaz, the one man who can stop this bill in its tracks is the President of the Congress. They have mounted a pressure campaign to convince President Juan Orlando Hernandez to squash this bill. As part of this campaign, the are circulating an online petition to show the Honduran government that this kind of anti-women legislation is not acceptable.