And that’s why 105 Congressmen have co-sponsored the “Protect Life Bill,” H.R. 5111– to undo Obamacare health reform that forces all health care entities and providers to treat abortion as basic care for women, including taxpayer funding for it.
First, a pro-life victory. After a 3-year battle in the state of Washington, state attorneys announced they will accommodate pharmacists’ conscience rights.
Washington state has now conceded it does not have to restrict the religious freedoms of pharmacies and pharmacists in order to “ensure patient access” to abortion.
Under pressure from pro-abortion Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, the state pharmacy board had approved rules in 2007 making pharmacists dispense all drugs, including those that would violate their moral or religious views. Read more here.
In Kansas, hospitals and physicians do have a specific right to refuse to do abortions. However, other heath care workers (nurses, physician aides, nursing home attendants, stem cell lab workers,etc.) are without legal “conscience” protection.
Kansas pharmacists do not have clear religious or moral protection, although Kansas statute 65-1637 does allow a pharmacist to refuse ” to fill or refill any prescription if (more…)