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State-level Anti-Choice Efforts Target Pharmacies and Provider Conscience Laws

Conscience clauses are becoming an increasingly popular mode of anti-choice legislation. While a bill in Louisiana represents a compromise position, bills pending in other states are more restrictive.

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First U.S.-based Program to Promote Youth Access in Pharmacies

Youth Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Services in Pharmacies

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Bitter Pill: How DC’s Pharmacies Fail Women

Pharmacists in D.C. can and do refuse to provide women’s health care based on such “personal views” as latent sexism, unsubstantiated medical opinion, or whim.

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Conscience Clauses: Justifying Bigotry On Religious Grounds

The thought of people refusing to serve a person of color due to their personal objection to desegregation is now considered indefensible, but refusal of service due to personal religious objections is not a thing of the past.

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Get Me the Plan B Already!

Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services put 20,000 emergency contraceptive pills in the hands of 10,000 women last year. Is preventing unwanted pregnancy as simple as that? Yes. And no.

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Freedom’s Just Another Word for Punishing Women

When bigotry strikes women, the usual suspects don’t object. William Saletan is only to happy to excuse pharmacists who would deny women emergency contraception.

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Cashiers for Life

William Saletan thinks indulging extremists and inviting them to take charge of our health care is at worst a minor inconvenience for women.

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Missouri, Show Some Legislative Sanity

There’s a whole lot of inaccuracy wrapped up in the so-called pharmacy protection bill being considered in Missouri. The bill not only seeks to protect pharmacies from legal action resulting from the refusal to sell a drug they can’t sell — it also reclassifies emergency contraception as an abortifacient.

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