Court sides with pharmacists against emergency contraceptives

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    Court sides with pharmacists against emergency contraceptives
    CHICAGO, Ill.— An Illinois appellate court has ruled in favor of two pharmacists who objected to providing emergency contraception because they said it infringed upon their religious beliefs.

    A lawsuit by Luke Vander Bleek and Glenn Kosirog challenged a 2005 executive order by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich requiring all pharmacists to fill prescriptions for the so-called morning-after pill.

    They argued they were protected by the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act. That law says health professionals cannot be punished if they refuse to offer a service because of their conscientious convictions.

    The Chicago Tribune reports that Friday's ruling applies only to the two pharmacists. But their lawyer, Francis Manion, says the precedent means the state cannot go after other pharmacists who similarly refuse to provide the pill.​
     
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    Well, whattya know -- the court got one right.
     
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    This is as it should be. If the guy does not want to sell it fine, if he does, cool.
     
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    Big government and anti-freedom is "getting one right"? :cuckoo:
     
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    No big government here, just the government getting out of the way of people living by their conscience, and affirming their freedom to do so.

    You are consistent though, consistently WRONG...
     
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    Economy recovering.....check

    Bin Laden killed.....check

    GM rebuilt.......check

    What will the Republicans run on?

    Anticontraception????

    Check.
     
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    Oh goodie, now we have NaziCon pharmacists.

    [​IMG]
     
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    So how is this big Gov?I know it will be a struggle for you,but give it a try.

    Typical progressive,my wishes always out way others,this one has no idea what freedom means.
     
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    How is allowing a businessperson to run thier business as they see fit anti-freedom?
     
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    You're as big an idiot as Black Fable, Chrissy...
     
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