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Jail Time For Using Birth Control In Honduras

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http://www.avaaz.org/en/no_prison_for_contraception_global/?cl=1721389691&v=13641

Honduras is just days away from approving an extremist law that would put teenagers in prison for using the morning-after pill, even if they've just been raped. But we can stop this law and ensure women have the chance to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

Some Congress members agree that this law -- which would also jail doctors or anyone who sells the pill -- is excessive, but they are bowing to the powerful religious lobby that wrongly claims the morning-after pill constitutes an abortion. Only the head of the Congress, who wants to run for the Presidency and cares about his reputation abroad, can stop this. If we pressure him now we can shelve this reactionary law.

The vote could happen any day -- let’s show Honduras that the world won't stand by as it jails women for preventing pregnancy even after sexual violence. Sign the urgent petition calling on the President of the Honduran Congress to stand up for women’s rights. Avaaz will work with local women's groups to personally deliver our outcry.

Note: I couldn't find a lot of other sources on the internet regarding this topic but I still thought it was worth posting. You can click on the link and sign the petition if you want.

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Ok so wich one of you signed the petition as Coe Tanger?

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I have no doubt this is how it would be in the US if religious conservatives got their way.

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We should aim to be more like Honduras. You never hear about them bailing out banks.

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I thought hondurans were generally in favor of women being given pills.

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Misleading title is misleading

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yay more rape babies

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Misleading title is misleading

They are trying to jail women for using birth control. How the fug is the title misleading?

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One specific form of birth control. Your title sounds like putting on a rubber will get someone thrown in jail.

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One specific form of birth control. Your title sounds like putting on a rubber will get someone thrown in jail.

You can get jail time for using birth control in Honduras if this law passes. That statement is true, stop being a little bitch.

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You can get jail time for using birth control in Honduras if this law passes. That statement is true, stop being a little bitch.

Misleading thread title is misleading.

Speaking of bitches, how does it feel to know you believed a rumor? Ever wonder why, in the OP, you stated you can't find much information about it? Or that there is no information about "Law 54" in Honduras, except on pages that link to avaaz?

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