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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:24 PM

Health Illinois cannot make pharmacists give 'morning after' pill: court [View all]

Source: Reuters

Health Illinois cannot make pharmacists give 'morning after' pill: court
By Mary Wisniewski
Reuters
6:18 p.m. CDT, September 21, 2012

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois appellate court Friday affirmed a lower court finding that the state cannot force pharmacies and pharmacists to sell emergency contraceptives - also known as "morning after pills" - if they have religious objections.

In 2005, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich mandated that all pharmacists and pharmacies sell "Plan B," the brand name for a drug designed to prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex or a known or suspected contraceptive failure if taken within 72 hours.

Some anti-abortion advocates object to the drugs, which work by preventing the release of an egg, preventing fertilization or stopping a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

In 2011, an Illinois judge entered an injunction against the rule, finding no evidence that the drugs had ever been denied on religious grounds, and that the law was not neutral since it was designed to target religious objectors.



Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-rt-us-usa-illinois-contraceptionbre88k1d1-20120921,0,1239339.story

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