Monday, February 8, 2016

More on pharmacists’ rights of conscience Tuesday on FOT

Tuesday Deacon Mike and Gina will be joined by Alliance Defending Freedom senior vice president of legal advocacy Kristen Waggoner and pharmacist Greg Stormans to discuss the case of Stormans v. Wiesman which challenges the right of pharmacists to act on conscience by referring a client to another pharmacist rather than to fill a prescription for an abortion inducing drug.

Kristen Waggoner
For four generations, Kevin Stormans’ family has owned Ralph’s Thriftway, a store located in Washington state. Regulations passed by the Washington State Pharmacy Board in mid-2007 mandated that pharmacies like Ralph’s Thriftway must stock and dispense the “morning-after” pill if requested by a patient. Stormans chose not to stock the product in his pharmacy after reading research demonstrating that the pill can prevent the implantation of a human embryo, an early-stage abortion procedure which Stormans opposes on religious, moral, and ethical grounds. Stormans, Inc., and two pharmacists, Margo Thelen and Rhonda Mesler, who work elsewhere, are challenging the regulations in federal court.
See the video below which features Kristen and the Stormans family. Also see the earlier story about the support the Stormans are receiving as they take their case to the United States Supreme Court.
Kristen serves as senior vice president of legal advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom, leading the organization’s legal advocacy efforts. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV peer-review rated attorney who clerked for Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court after law school and served in private practice in Seattle for nearly 20 years. Waggoner is admitted to the state bars in Washington, Florida, and Oregon. She is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st and 9th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington.

Join Deacon Mike, Gina, Kristen, and Greg for an interesting, disturbing, and perhaps inspiring story Tuesday at 9 a.m. on Iowa Catholic Radio 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on
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