(Cross posted at Dkos)
From the Star Tribune this am. http://www.startribune.com/stories/587/5381763.html
Subscription required so here is the jist of the article.
Minutes later, Polzin left furious and empty-handed. She said the pharmacist on duty refused to help her. “She kept repeating the same line: ‘I won’t fill it for moral reasons,’ ” Polzin said.
Earlier this year, Adriane Gilbert called a pharmacy in Richfield to ask if her birth-control prescription was ready. She said the person who answered told her to go elsewhere because he was opposed to contraception. “I was shocked,” Gilbert said. “I had no idea what to do.”
But M. Casey Mattox of the Center for Law and Religious Freedom said it is far more disturbing to see pharmacists under fire for their religious beliefs than it is to have women inconvenienced by taking their prescription to another drugstore. He also said that laws have long shielded doctors opposed to abortion from having to take part in the procedure.
“The principle here is precisely the same,” Mattox said
Apparently this happened in Illinios last month and the Governor had to file an order that would force pharmacists to fill the prescription regardless.
I cant beleive this is happening in Minnesota. I always thought that we lived in a fairly liberal state. Its amazing how long the arm of the Religious right is and scary the things that they are willing to force on others.