SCOTUS Forces Pharmacies to Participate in Abortion
Supreme Court Dismisses Rights of Conscience in Washington State Case
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to a Washington state law that makes it illegal for pharmacies to refuse to dispense abortion-inducing drugs and devices for religious reasons. The case, Stormans v. Weisman, will force all pharmacies to provide abortion-inducing drugs and devices regardless of personal or faith-based objections.
“It’s truly heartbreaking to see the federal government, once again, not protect the rights of Americans who do not want to participate in abortion or dispense drugs that facilitate this act,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Despite tremendous support by pharmacy organizations, private, family owned, pharmacies will now be forced to participate in the destruction of life. The Supreme Court has abandoned the principles of religious freedom and the rights of the individual but the American people have not and they will make their voice heard, again”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Andrew Shirley at Ashirley@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.