Just days before the Honduran congress is set to approve a law that would imprison women for using the morning-after pill, even after being raped, women in Honduras have mobilized hundreds of thousands of supporters around the world to sign on to a petition calling on the President of Congress to stand up for women’s rights and reject the law.
In February, the Honduran Supreme Court upheld a 2009 ban on emergency contraception pills (ECP), after a campaign by conservative religious groups that equated ECP with abortion. Many JASS allies and staff joined the feminist movement in Honduras in organizing a demonstration in front of the congress in early 2012 and are leading new actions in May.
JASS partnered with the National Women Human Rights Defenders Network in Honduras to produce an audio recording on women’s support for ECP and against the law, and shared on community radios across Honduras. Listen to the audio, available only in Spanish.