August 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) filed a lawsuit in the Oklahoma County District Court on Thursday to block enforcement of HB 2226, a state law limiting the availability of "morning-after" emergency contraceptives. Specifically, the law forbids pharmacists from dispensing ...[read more]
September 22, 2012
by Max Slater
The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled on Thursday that the state cannot force pharmacists to fill prescriptions for emergency contraceptives if they have religious objections to these drugs. The appeals court held that an Illinois law known as the Current Rule, which requires pharmacists to ...[read more]
May 15, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill allowing pharmacists to refuse to dispense drugs that they "reasonably believe" might result in the termination of a pregnancy, his office announced Monday. Critics of the legislation claim that it will allow pharmacists to refuse to distribute ...[read more]
May 6, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Connecticut Senate on Saturday passed HB 5389, which will allow citizens to obtain marijuana for medical use under certain conditions. The law will make Connecticut the 17th state to allow sale of marijuana for medical use. Opponents of the law are concerned that people who do not qualify ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Jamie Reese
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled Wednesday that requiring pharmacies to sell Plan B and other emergency contraceptives violates the pharmacists' constitutional right to freedom of religion. Under Washington law pharmacies are required to deliver ...[read more]
July 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the Washington state regulation prohibiting patient discrimination and requiring that pharmacies deliver lawfully-prescribed, approved medications. Under the rules, pharmacists are not required to dispense medication if they ...[read more]
November 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 8, 2007, a judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington issued an injunction suspending a Washington state law that would have required pharmacists to dispense Plan B emergency contraceptives, the so-called "morning-after pill." The injunction effectively ...[read more]
July 9, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday upheld the state of Washington's mandates prohibiting patient discrimination and requiring that pharmacies deliver lawfully-prescribed, approved medications. Under the rules, pharmacists are not required to dispense medication if they pe... ...[read more]
May 1, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday dismissed an appeal of an injunction suspending a Washington state law that would require pharmacists to dispense Plan B emergency contraceptives, the so-called morning after pill. US District Judge Ronald Leighton's injunction effectiv... ...[read more]
March 19, 2008
by Brett Murphy
A lawyer representing a group of Illinois pharmacists asked the state supreme court Tuesday to strike down a 2005 emergency rule issued by Illinois Governor Rod Blogjevich which requires pharmacies to fill prescriptions for contraceptives, including emergency contraception. During oral arguments, ...[read more]

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