Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, March 11th, 2005
State law already allows healthcare workers who invoke such beliefs to refuse to take part in abortions, but the provision doesn't explicitly apply to pharmacists.
Supporters of the proposed change say the same right ought to be extended to pharmacists, who may be asked to dispense abortion pills and morning-after contraceptives. They also say healthcare workers are under pressure to dismiss their conscience on the issue of abortion.
Opponents say pharmacies...
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