Friday, March 29, 2024

President Duda vetoed the "morning-after pill" bill for underaged girls

 President Andrzej Duda vetoed the amendment to the Pharmaceutical Law regarding the morning-after pill. The amendment provided that the "morning-after" pill would be available without a prescription for people over 15 years of age. 

"If the regulations regarding the morning-after pill were returned to the Sejm for women over 18 years of age, the president's decision would be different," said presidential minister Małgorzata Paprocka. The minister said that the president listened to the voices of parents, which reached his office in numerous correspondences.

In the President's opinion, for people under 18 years of age—for health protection reasons and due to parents' rights—these types of medicinal products should be available under the supervision of a doctor so that they also have the right to decide on the use of these products.

- Based on reports by Dorzeczy, Niezalezna i Wpolityce.