Why Romney Says NO to the Morning-after Pill

Gov. Romney has vetoed a bill to expand access to emergency contraception in Massachusetts, saying he refuses to change the state's abortion laws. Romney says he consulted with doctors, who told him the so-called morning-after pill could block the implantation of an embryo. He also worried the legislation would make the morning-after pill available to young girls, without any age restrictions.

For a look at what's driving the governor's decision, we turn to analyst Lou di Natale, who runs the Center for Economic and Civic Opinion at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

This program aired on July 26, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.


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