Another victory for religious believers: An Illinois appellate court upheld a judgment on behalf of Christian pharmacists who objected to a rule requiring prescribing emergency contraceptives that may have abortifacient effects.
The Sept. 21 decision provides further support in the larger dispute over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' mandate, which places similar burdens on religious believers and which is a crucial issue in this year’s presidential election.
Such rules, as the state court found, simply are incompatible with traditional notions of religious freedom. The HHS mandate is susceptible to a similar attack.
Along with a similar case in Washington state in...READ MORE