Birth Control

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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled pharmacies in Washington state must stock and dispense "morning after" birth control. The court upheld a requirement by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy that all pharmacies must dispense all drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The rule had been challenged by the Christian owner of an Olympia pharmacy who said that forcing him to sell drugs he believed to be abortifacient violated his religious freedom.