The morning-after pill case can keep rolling. Springfield-based U.S. Judge Jeanne Scott refused to throw it out, per an AP story, “Federal Judge Rejects Dismissal,” etc. that Chi Trib helpfully has on its web site but that appears not to have run in hard copy. That’s a pity, since it’s a hot issue in some circles.
In the suit seven pharmacists challenge Gov Blago’s edict that they have to sell the pill, to which they object on religious grounds, claiming violation of religious freedom. Five of the seven lost their jobs at Walgreen stores when they refused to sign a promise to sell it.
The opinion’s a 28–pager. The state defendants said the ruling had nothing to do with religious belief but was solely to provide contraception to all.