I wrote this piece at AmericanCatholic.org about the very scary loss a number of pharmacists faced in court which has massive ramifications for all of us.
Last week, the US Supreme Court decided not to take up a challenge to a Washington State law that makes it illegal for pharmacies to refuse to dispense medications for religious reasons. Pharmacists in Washington State had been seeking protection against the laws mandating they sell Plan B and other abortifacients in spite of religious objections.
How many other professions will soon become incompatible with Christianity as the aggressive secular culture marches on? The high court’s punt on this important issue leaves Washington State’s law, first implemented in 2007, in place.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito who, along with Justices Clarence Thomas and John Roberts, voted to hear the case, but were overruled by a 5-3 vote, called the court’s action an “ominous sign.” Ominous indeed.
“If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito wrote.
Please check it out by clicking here.