Labour MP Luciano Busuttil insisted in parliament this evening that the right to life needed to be respected at all times as one discussed whether or not to allow the morning-after pill.

Speaking in Parliament, Dr Busuttil said the right to life was supreme.

It was fine to be more liberal and to have more civil rights, as long as those rights did not impinge on the more important right to life.

The issue, he said, was about when life started. His view was that it started at fertilisation.

Therefore he had no problem with the morning-after pill if it prevented fertilisation, but once fertilisation took place, life had to be protected. 

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