Maltese MPs: Reject bogus, anti-life advice on the Morning After Pill
Maltese law has enshrined the protection of the embryo, from the moment of fertilisation, in the legal code. One only need look at the Embryo Protection Act, 2012, to see the truth of this statement. In said Act, there are numerous protections afforded to the human embryo, post-fertilisation, but pre-implantation (into the womb of a woman).
This is significant, as it demonstrates that Maltese law absolutely does already provide for the legal protection of the human embryo, pre-implantation.
Now, suddenly, there is movement within the Maltese Government and within civil society to insist that human life is only worthy of protection, post-implantation. In other words, some members of a civil society group (namely, the so-called Women's Rights Foundation), as well as some elements of the Government, are insisting the human embryo be stripped of its protection, between the time of fertilisation and implantation.
This would leave the human embryo open to being casually abused, and, or aborted.
In particular, they are insisting that the Morning After Pill (the MAP) works only as a "contraceptive", even when the MAP product packaging makes clear the abortifacient effect of the same drugs.
And, unfortunately, the public now are receiving bogus information on the MAP from civil society, and also from Helena Dalli, MP and Civil Liberties Minister.
Just this past Tuesday (28 June), while speaking at a Government conference, Dr Dalli came out in favour of legalising the Morning After Pill, saying that the pill is simply, "a form of contraceptive."
How wrong could she be? Dead wrong.
In fact, the Malta Chamber of Pharmacists (the people who should know how drugs actually function) have released a statement on the MAP, calling attention to the abortifacient effect of the MAP:
"On the one hand, one has to view the matter from a purely scientific angle; indeed studies have shown that it is not scientifically possible to exclude that the MAP does not preclude implantation of a fertilised ovum in the endometrium..."
Furthermore, and crucially, they go on to say:
"Pharmacists as independent healthcare professionals are guided by the ethical code of the Pharmacy Council which is based on the principle of beneficence and abhors maleficence. Pharmacists may refuse to dispense prescriptions which would mimic the action of the MAP on the basis of conscientious objection..."
So, it's pretty clear that the pharmacists of Malta believe that, scientifically, the MAP can function as an abortifacient, because it can interfere with a fertilised ovum's implantation in the womb. If this weren't the case, then why would their invoking of conscientious objection be necessary?
This urgent petition asks all Maltese MPs to reject the bogus advice being given by Minister Dalli and others, as completely without basis in science, biology and ethics.
Thank you for standing for Life, and with the unborn!
And, thank you for SIGNING and SHARING.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Malta Chamber of Pharmacists Statement on the MAP: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=82dbc50a86fd4bf6f22c3e6f8&id=405d84c7a1