This week, New Jersey required pharmacists to dispense abortifacient pills, even if doing so violates their consciences.
The sponsor of the bill, Senator Joseph Vitale, explained that while he respects the role of individual conscience, it “should not come into play when subjective beliefs conflict with objective medical decisions.” Which is to say when their beliefs don’t conflict with Sen. Vitale’s.
Now let me get this straight. Morality and medicine don’t mix according to this brilliant state Senator. Science and morality are different spheres which are mutually exclusive?
Father Thomas Euteneuer, the president of Human Life International, countered: “When a state rejects the protection of individual consciences, that state loses its soul.”
I would be interested to know what recourse the state has to enforce this new law. Can they put the pharmacist in jail?
That’s the problem with laws. At some point they must be enforced by force.