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Why are Pharmacists, Pharmacists?

Sometime in December of 2008, Bush’s HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt issued a ‘rule’ that would allow certain medical practitioners and service providers to decline performing, referring or paying for “abortion or any other health care practice that violates a religious belief or moral conviction” under those rules issued by Mr. Leavitt.

According to Leavitt, the rule was in response (reaction) to new ethics guidelines for OB-GYNs from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

“This rule protects the right of medical providers to care for their patients in accord with their conscience.”

In other words to protect those who refuse to administer medical services or prescriptions that go against their beliefs. Continue reading