Monday, February 11, 2008
THE DAY-AFTER PILL DURING CARNAVAL
The Catholic Church in northeastern Brazil did try to stop the free distribution of kits containing the "day-after pill" for Carnaval-goers, but to no avail. The judge overruled, stating the pills were to be distributed only to women who were raped or in the case of a faulty condom, and only after a doctor's consultation. Only 31 pills were distributed.