Here we go again. After a certified nurse midwife prescribed misoprostol for her patient in preparation for an IUD insertion, she received a phone call from the pharmacist on duty asking for assurance that the medication wouldn’t be used for abortion because of his personal beliefs against it.

Everyone is entitled to their own personal religious beliefs; no idea is more fundamentally American than that. But employees’ beliefs do not permit businesses to discriminate against or harm others. Denying someone the healthcare they need does exactly that. We’re fighting to ensure that reproductive rights don’t just exist on paper, but that we can actually use them as well.

 

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