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Pharmacists Balk at Contraceptive Prescriptions

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Pharmacists Balk at Contraceptive Prescriptions

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Pharmacists Balk at Contraceptive Prescriptions

Pharmacists Balk at Contraceptive Prescriptions

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A growing number of pharmacists are calling for a "Conscience Clause," a law that would allow pharmacies to refuse to fill contraceptive prescriptions on moral grounds. On Friday, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued an emergency rule ordering pharmacies to fill birth control prescriptions. NPR's Julie Rovner reports.