A completely contraceptive/abortifacient free pharmacy has just opened in Chantilly, Va amid much media attention. See the EWTN report here.
At the same time, the America Medical Association is moving to restrict freedom of conscience of pharmacists who don't want to perscribe these drugs. In 2007, 36 states considered legislation to protect health care providers' right of conscience.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is considering a policy that would require pharmacists to dispense drugs that can cause abortions, even if it violates their beliefs.
“We have opened a very dangerous door if we try to impose our viewpoint on another organization," said Dr. Tom Eppes, who is heading the Virginia delegation at this week's AMA board meeting.
Dr. David Stevens, executive director of the Christian Medical Association, called the proposal hypocritical and elitist.
“Hypocritical, because they say very clearly in their own documents that physicians have a right of conscience," he said. "It’s elitist because they’re acting as if the pharmacists aren’t professionals like they are.”
In 2007, 36 states considered legislation to protect health care providers' right of conscience.
HT Citizen Link