January 2005: Abortion

Texas Bill Would Allow Pharmacists to Refuse Dispensing Abortion Drugs California Abortion Business Where Woman was Injured Shuts Down NRLC Blaimed for Killing South Dakota Abortion Ban Bill UNFPA Still Supporting China’s Coercive Abortion Policies Parents of Mifeprex (Abortion Drug) Victim Sue Drug Company & Planned Parenthood TX BILL WOULD ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO REFUSE DISPENSING ABORTION DRUGS — After several cases of pharmacists facing complaints or being fired from jobs for refusing to dispense drugs they believed cause abortions, a Texas state legislator is putting forward legislation that would allow pharmacists to opt out of dispensing some birth control drugs and the morning after pill, which can cause abortions. Corte said his bill is not intended to deny women legal prescriptions. However, Sarah Wheat of the Texas Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League told the Dallas newspaper that her group would oppose the conscience clause. “This bill would cause women to have to roll the dice every time they went to have a prescription filled,” Wheat said. Others back the bill because they say pharmacists should be allowed to opt out of filling prescriptions for drugs that violate their moral beliefs. Other states have considered or are considering conscience clauses for pharmacists. Gene Rudd, associate director of the Christian Medical Association says 45 states have passed conscience clause laws for physicians, and that protection should be extended to pharmacists — as has been done in IL and SD.[29Nov04, Austin, TX, LifeNews.com; http://www.lifenews.com/state789.html]   ABORTION BUSINESS OWNER WHO INJURED WOMAN SHUTS DOWN CALIFORNIA FACILITY – Joseph Durante, the subject of a lawsuit after a woman was injured by a botched abortion,...