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Drug Wars

One of the great legal battles on the horizon is right of conscience litigation. In particular, this situation arises when professionals are forced to participate in activities that they find to be in contradiction to their religious faith. This is a First Amendment freedom of expression issue.

One important case is that of Neal Noeson, a local pharmacist whom I've had the pleasure of meeting and is being represented by the Alliance Defense Fund, among other groups. What was once a local story has become national news. Neal refused to fill a prescription for the pill which got him into a bit of trouble when an indignant customer complained that he exists to simply fill her pharmaceutical desires, not regulate them.

Keep following these right of conscience cases as they work their way through the courts. As we "slouch toward Gomorrah" more and more folks will be affected by these issues in their place of work.


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