Pharmacists Could Refuse to Dispense the Morning After Pill

It could be more difficult for women to get the morning after pill if a new law is passed.

The law would prevent a pharmacist from being fired or sued if they refuse to fill a prescription that could lead to suicide, euthanasia, or an abortion.

Women's health groups oppose the potential bill. They say it could lead to women being denied health care.

Women only have 72 hours after unprotected sex to take emergency contraceptives like the morning after pill.

Critics say some women might not time to find another pharmacy to fill their prescription if they are denied, which could lead to unintended pregnancies, especially in rural areas where transportation is limited or there may not be many pharmacies in the area.

The bill has been approved by an assembly committee, but it still needs to be approved by the full legislature and the governor.


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