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Pharmacists and Contraceptive Prescriptions

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Pharmacists and Contraceptive Prescriptions

Pharmacists and Contraceptive Prescriptions

Pharmacists and Contraceptive Prescriptions

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A woman wants to fill a prescription for the morning-after pill at her local drugstore.... a pharmacist believes hormonal contraception is murder. Whose rights do you protect, and how? We discuss pharmacists and birth control, ethics and conscience.

Guests:

Gene Herr, pharmacist fired from his job in 2004 for refusing to fill a prescription for emergency contraceptives

Deborah Ortiz, California State Senator (D-Sacramento); sponsor of legislation that would require pharmacists to dispense a lawful prescription except in specified circumstances

Julie Rovner, NPR Health Policy Correspondent