Stormans v. Wiesman

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Description:  For four generations, Kevin Stormans’ family has owned Ralph’s Thriftway, a store located in Washington state. Regulations passed by the Washington State Pharmacy Board in mid-2007 mandated that pharmacies like Ralph’s Thriftway must stock and dispense the “morning-after” pill if requested by a patient. Stormans chose not to stock the product in his pharmacy after reading research demonstrating that the pill can prevent the implantation of a human embryo, an early-stage abortion procedure which Stormans opposes on religious, moral, and ethical grounds. Stormans, Inc., and two pharmacists, Margo Thelen and Rhonda Mesler, who work elsewhere, are challenging the regulations in federal court.  Read more >>


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Previous news releases:

  • 2016-02-08: Broad support for pharmacists’ freedom, near-unanimous opposition to extreme Wash. state policy
  • 2016-01-04: Pharmacists ask US Supreme Court to weigh in on Wash. state law that Planned Parenthood wrote
  • 2015-07-23: Wash. pharmacy, pharmacists will appeal 9th Cir. ruling that forces them to violate their beliefs
  • 2014-11-19: ADF: Govt shouldn’t force Christian pharmacists to dispense abortion-inducing drugs
  • 2014-08-01: US Supreme Court win supports Wash. pharmacist case
  • 2012-02-22: Court: Wash. pharmacists can’t be forced to violate their consciences
  • 2010-07-14: Patients’ health, pharmacists’ conscience protected in Wash., court agrees to halt trial
  • 2008-07-07: ADF attorney available to media following ‘right of conscience’ hearing
  • 2008-05-02: 9th Circuit thwarts Wash. state’s attempt to stall conscience rights
  • 2007-11-08: Court stops enforcement of Wash. regulations targeting pharmacists, pharmacies who don’t stock abortion drugs
  • 2007-09-25: ADF-allied attorneys available to the media following hearing on Washington “right of conscience” case
  • 2007-07-27: ADF: Health care providers should not be forced to distribute abortion-inducing drugs in Washington State
  • 2006-03-14: ADF defends right of conscience for pharmacists

  • Greg Stormans: Why we are asking the Supreme Court to hear our case (National Review, 2016-04-21)

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