Friday, December 07, 2007

Jersey Gets An Upgrade!

Governor Corzine Signs Pharmacy Refusal Bill into Law
On November 2, 2007, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed legislation that establishes a pharmacy’s duty to dispense valid prescriptions regardless of moral or philosophical opposition to any medication by an individual pharmacist. While Planned Parenthood respects the religious beliefs of individual pharmacists, we strongly believe that a woman should be able to walk into a pharmacy with a valid prescription and walk out with her medication, without lectures, discrimination, or delay. The legislation (S1195/A992) protects both patients’ access to legal medications and devices and individual pharmacists’ personal beliefs.

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