Pharmacists Don't Have to Sell Morning After Pill

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Published on September 24 2012 12:03 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois pharmacists do not have to provide the Morning After pill.

An appellate court ruled the State cannot force them to sell the emergency contraceptive if it's against their religious beliefs.

Some pharmacists compare the pill to abortion because it prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex.

The issue has been tied up in the courts since 2005 when former governor Rod Blagojevich ordered pharmacies to provide the pill, regardless of religious beliefs.