Mo. Law Allows Pharmacies To Not Stock Emergency Contraception

July 1, 2013 — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (R) last week signed a bill (SB 126) that allows pharmacy owners to refuse to carry certain drugs, such as emergency contraception, AP/KSDK reports.

State Sen. David Sater (R), a pharmacist and the sponsor of the bill, said it was prompted by efforts elsewhere to require pharmacies to stock EC, although the bill makes no mention of specific drugs.

The bill passed the Senate 24-9 in April and passed the House last month in a 115-39 vote (AP/KSDK, 6/28).