Chalk up a victory for the good guys, the good guys on the frontlines who support life. It doesn’t put an end to this night of wrong, but it certainly is a step in the right direction.
A federal judge has suspended Washington state’s requirement that pharmacists sell “morning-after” birth control pills, a victory for druggists who say their moral objections to the drug are being bulldozed by the government.
Druggists are people too.
In an injunction signed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said pharmacists can refuse to sell the morning-after pill if they refer the customer to another nearby source. Pharmacists’ employers also are protected by the order.
Pharmacists know best after all. It is disappointing that the judge required that a baby hostile pharmacy be recommended, however. Whatever happened to the right to remain silent?
Two pharmacists and a drugstore owner sued the state in July over the new rule, saying it violates their civil rights. They asked the judge to halt forced Plan B sales while the lawsuit is in play.
Forced sales of the abortion pill are an affront to the free market. Let the market decide. When will people finally realize that interfering with G-d’s plan is an unforgivable sin?