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Stormans, Inc. v. Selecky

Stormans, Inc. v. Selecky

Washington enacted a law in 2007 that required all pharmacies to carry and delivery prescription drugs, including emergency contraception. The law did not require individual pharmacists to deliver all drugs, but required that all pharmacies fill any valid prescription. Current Status: In February 2012, the U.S. District Court struck down the law as violating individual pharmacists’ right to religiously object to dispense emergency contraception. (See the law here. See the court opinion here.)