Catholic hospitals no exempt on law requiring morning-after pill distribution:

  • Romney says no hospitals are exempt from pill law | He reverses stand on Plan B (The Boston Globe)
  • Mass. changes hospital contraception rules | Gov. Mitt Romney abandoned plans Thursday to exempt Roman Catholic and other private hospitals from a new law requiring them to dispense emergency contraception to rape victims (Associated Press)
  • Healey raps loophole on Plan B pill | Lieutenant governor backs wider access to contraceptive (The Boston Globe)
  • Also: Critics say Romney undermining emergency contraception law (Associated Press)
  • A Plan B mistake | There should be no exceptions for Catholic hospitals that oppose emergency contraception (Editorial, The Boston Globe)
  • Private hospitals exempt on pill law | State accepts objections to morning-after drug (The Boston Globe)
  • Mass. to exempt some from contraception law | The state's health commissioner plans to allow Roman Catholic and other private hospitals to be exempt from a new law making the "morning-after" pill available to rape victims, a decision likely to trigger a legal challenge (Associated Press)

Pharmacists file complaint over firing:

  • Walgreens workers claim religious bias | Pharmacists file complaint with EEOC (Belleville News-Democrat, Ill.)
  • Discipline of pharmacists spark complaint | Walgreen Co. engaged in religious discrimination by "effectively firing" three Illinois pharmacists who refused to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception, a public-interest group alleged Wednesday (Associated Press)
  • Plan B: Women's rights and pharmacists' scruples | A woman who needs the Plan B emergency contraceptive should be able to get the drug without a lecture or a snide look from a disapproving pharmacist (Editorial, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
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