Pharmacists Fight Law Prohibiting Religious Objections to Plan B Dispensing


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A Washington State pharmacy and 2 pharmacists continue to fight a law prohibiting the state’s pharmacists from using religious objections to refuse to dispense emergency contraceptives.

Rhonda Mesler and Margo Thelen, the 2 pharmacists objecting to the law, do not wish to work for a pharmacy that stocks emergency contraception. Mesler said she would need to move outside the state if the law was upheld, while Thelen stated that she had to transfer to a different pharmacy because her requests regarding Plan B could not be accommodated.

Ralph’s Thriftway, meanwhile, has seen boycotts and picketing involving some members from the governor’s office because of the pharmacy’s desire not to stock emergency contraception.

pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacists-fight-law-prohibiting-religious-objections-to-plan-b-dispensing


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Another nail in the coffin of religious freedom…Well, it had a pretty good run for a while.


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