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Judge Rules State Can't Make Pharmacies Sell Plan B Contraceptives in Violation of Religious Belief

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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A U.S. district judge has ruled that pharmacies in Washington State cannot be "forced" to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives.

[color=cyan]The judge, Ronald Leighton, said the state's true goal was to suppress religious objections by druggists - not to promote timely access to the medicines for people who need them.

Apparently this was a Constitutional issue from a lawsuit filed by some pharmacists in 2007.


Feb 22, 2012 - By Gene Johnson, Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. -- Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state's true goal was to suppress religious objections by druggists - not to promote timely access to the medicines for people who need them.

U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton heard closing arguments earlier this month in a lawsuit that claimed state rules violate the constitutional rights of pharmacists by requiring them to dispense such medicine. The state requires pharmacies to dispense any medication for which there is a community need and to stock a representative assortment of drugs needed by their patients.

Ralph's Thriftway in Olympia, Wash., and two licensed Washington pharmacists sued in 2007, saying that dispensing Plan B would infringe on their religious beliefs because it can prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg, an act they equate with taking human life.

Pharmacists stick up for the 1st Amendment

This ruling could set the stage for more objections to ObamaCare in general as well as other State's issues with healthcare funding

This is an example of how some governments are actually making attempts to bypass the U.S. Constitution
(and with some success !)

Perhaps it's time they use the legal ways to implement Constitutional Amendments








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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Plan B
The med that makes the body not drop the egg so that there is no fertilization....

what is the moral or religious issue with this? Its pretty much on the same level as a condom...aka, inhibits fertilization.

Keep in mind folks, any politician whom calls it a "abortion pill" is either terribly ignorant, or blatantly lying to you for the purposes of ignorant support..aka, they see you as an idiot that will go along with whatever nonsense they spout.

incidentally, Ron Paul does not have an issue with this at all..
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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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wow what a win

glad I got to see this



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Sounds like good news.

Anytime we can tell the Gov NO, or Hell NO, it is a good day.

We are loosing our freedoms all the time.

Good on them for saying no, I will not do it.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Second note:

Since there is no actual abortion during this process, then what the religious belief is of moral judgement on the person at hand.

Couldn't the same be then judged on other lifestyles? Could obese people be rejected stuff based on religious belief? (sloth, gluttony). Could they deny any form of treatment that stems from skin cancer/suntanning..after all, if they would be dressed appropriately, they wouldn't have the issues..instead, they decide to dress immorally and lustfully).

Just sit back and wait for the truely moronic to start bombing pharmacys that sell condoms and stuff now because some political hacks convinced the idiots its abortion



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by kawika
Sounds like good news.

Anytime we can tell the Gov NO, or Hell NO, it is a good day.

We are loosing our freedoms all the time.

Good on them for saying no, I will not do it.


Ya, like when the government said we had to serve black people..pfft...

get outta my business! Fair aint our way, we want what is popular and/or most threatening to dictate at any given moment verses any form of equality without persecution.



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