Wash. (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether Washington state
can require pharmacies to stock and sell Plan B or other emergency
contraceptives, even in the face of religious objections by druggists
who believe they destroy human life.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton
heard closing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that claims 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.
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