Urge the Pharmacy Board to Oppose Changing the Pharmacy Access Rules
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Urge the Pharmacy Board to Oppose Changing the Pharmacy Access Rules

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      Naral Pro-Choice Washington

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December 2010

Victory

In November 2010, anti-choice pharmacies in Washington were threatening to sue if they weren't given the right to deny women access to emergency contraception. Despite the severe harm this would pose to women unable to access the time-sensitive medication, the state Board of Pharmacy was ready to capitulate, claiming fighting the lawsuit would be too expensive. But after being deluged with outraged comments, the Board did a sudden about face and agreed to keep their current contraception access rules in place.

The Washington Board of Pharmacy voted 3-2 to draft a new pharmacy rule, and no longer require pharmacies to provide the medications you need, including emergency contraception, without hassle, delay or judgment.

Do not let the Pharmacy Board backtrack on its support for patient access. Sign this petition to send a message to the Board of Pharmacy urging them to oppose a change to the current rules.

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