US judge strikes down birth control sale requirement

By REUTERS
February 22, 2012 23:30

TACOMA, Wash.- A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a Washington state rule requiring pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives against their religious beliefs is a violation of their constitutional rights.

In a decision with national implications for the exercise of conscience and moral choices in the workplace, US District Judge Ronald Leighton also reinstated an injunction blocking enforcement of the regulations.


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