Illinois appeals court upholds pharmacists' conscience rights
Catholic World News - September 26, 2012
An Illinois appeals court has affirmed the right of pharmacists not to sell abortifacient drugs.
The appeals court decision confirmed the ruling of a lower court, which had said that the state did not have the authority to compel pharmacists to offer the “morning-after” pill.
Mark Rienzi, a counsel for the Becket Fund, which had represented the pharmacists, said that the appeals court saw the matter as a religious-freedom issue. A state policy requiring pharmacists to violate their consciences, he said, was “religious discrimination, as surely as a fine on going to church.”
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