Majority of Italians Favor Sale of Morning-After Pill
The majority of Italians favor putting the morning-after pill on the market despite the Vatican's campaign against it, a Datamedia poll released Saturday showed.
The poll of 1,000 adults showed that 68.2 percent favor the pill's sale in Italy, versus 22.3 percent against the idea and 9.5 percent who expressed no opinion.
Datamedia conducted the poll Friday, four days after the medication went on the market in Italy.
The poll results support the government's decision to make the pill's sale legal despite the Vatican stance.
The Catholic Church condemned the pill as abortive and called on doctors and pharmacists not to prescribe or sell the medication out of "conscientious objection." – ROME (AFP)
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