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Court about to wrap up Stormans’ ‘Plan B’ case

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Jan. 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm with No Comments »
February 14, 2012 5:27 pm

A federal court judge is scheduled to hear closing arguments Wednesday morning in a pivotal Washington case that weighs the religious rights of pharmacists and a pharmacy owner against the legal duty to fill medical orders due.

Ralph’s Thriftway in Olympia has challenged the state rule requiring pharmacies to stock and dispense medications that are in demand in a community – in this case, the Plan B and ella “morning after” treatments that can prevent pregnancies after sexual intercourse.

I wrote about the trial here in late November as it was about to begin in U.S. District Court in Tacoma before Judge Ronald Leighton.

 

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