Illinois Pharmacists Win Ruling

The state of Illinois has decided not to appeal a ruling that protects pharmacists in the state who refuse to sell abortion-inducing drugs based on their religious beliefs.

The measure forcing pharmacists to sell the “morning-after” and “emergency contraception” pills was first blocked in a lower court and was later affirmed in the state’s federal court of appeals which stated that Illinois law “prohibits discrimination in licensing.”

Pharmacists in Illinois consider this a monumental ruling in the protection of their religious rights and beliefs. Francis J. Manion of the American Center for Law and Justice, which represented the pro-life pharmacists stated, “For government at any level to try to run roughshod over that freedom is to abdicate the government’s primary responsibility.”

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