Ill. Can't Make Pharmacists Dispense Plan B, Court Says

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT) -- An Illinois appeals court on Thursday partially upheld an injunction preventing the state from enforcing a controversial rule requiring pharmacies to dispense emergency contraceptives against several pharmacists who refused on religious grounds, but declined to block wider application of the rule.

The three-judge panel affirmed in part the decision of lower court judge John W. Belz, upholding an injunction preventing enforcement of the rule against the plaintiffs — two individual pharmacists and the owners of three community pharmacies who refused to dispense the Plan B pills...
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