whether pharmacists have the right to refuse to dispense emergency contraception

The change in status of Plan B has added fuel to the firestorm about whether pharmacists have the right to refuse to dispense emergency contraception...or other meds to which they morally object.

Many pharmacy associations and employers have a "conscience clause." It aims to balance the pharmacist's right to maintain moral convictions...with the patient's right to health care.

An important point is that pharmacists and employers should agree on policies and procedures BEFORE these situations arise.

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