Pharmacists face contraception fines

US pharmacists who refuse to supply emergency contraception face fines of $1000 a day if a proposed new law is passed by the Senate.

The bill was introduced to combat a growing trend of pharmacists citing religious conviction as grounds for not supplying the drugs to patients.

The proposed legislation would require pharmacists to provide “any drug or device approved by the [FDA] to prevent pregnancy without delay” according to US Pharmacy Times.

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