Will there be a bill in Indiana to protect pharmacists’ freedom of conscience?

Publié le : 7 March 2019

In the US state of Indiana, a law could allow pharmacists to refuse to give women abortion pills on ethical or religious grounds.

 

The proposal was approved by a state Senate Committee and could extend the current law prohibiting doctors and hospital employees from being required to participate in abortions: protection of freedom of conscience could also be extended to nurses and medical assistants.

 

Last year, one-third of Indiana’s abortions were drug-induced.

 

The bill now requires Senate approval.

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