Court: Illinois Can't Force Sale of 'Morning After' Pill
An Illinois appeals court this week sided with a lower courtâ€™s ruling that the state canâ€™t force pharmacists with religious objections to sell emergency contraception â€” the so-called â€śmorning-after pill.â€ť
The Fourth District appeals court agreed with a judge in Sangamon County, who ruled that a state rule mandating all pharmacists in Illinois dispense the controversial contraception cannot be enforced against pharmacists who object to doing so for religious reasons without violating the stateâ€™s â€śConscience Act.â€ť
The appeals court found that a pharmacist â€śmay not be discriminated against or punished civilly or criminally if they make a conscience-based decision not to complyâ€ť with the rule, according to the ruling filed Thursday....
While I like the ruling, the courts are what are going to decide this. God in his infinite wisdom will also say something about it on Nov. 6th, but for the rest of us, time will tell us how this is going to play out.