Monday, April 18, 2016

Are the conscience rights of pharmacists being trampled? In the State of Washington, the answer is yes. Next FOT

The Stormans Family -- Ralph's Thriftway
Black is white, and white is black. The Little Sisters of the Poor are criminals and the perverts who want to shower in the school locker room with your daughters are heroes. Conscience is free until you want to act on it; unless, of course, you have a malformed conscience that says black is white.

That extreme is being carried out by the government in the State of Washington where the Stormans family, owners and operators of Ralph’s Thriftway, a grocery and pharmacy in Olympia, are being told by state officials and the Federal Courts that they must stock and sell the Plan B abortion drug for face the legal consequences.

Of course the Stormans are not alone; cases like this dot the political and judicial landscape around the nation. This case is currently pending before the Supreme Court and we should hear any day now whether the court will hear the case or allow the Ninth Circuit ruling to stand which compels the Stormans to comply with the Washington law and provide abortion inducing drugs.
Tuesday on FOT we are going to visit with a Catholic reporter who has been covering this story and others like it, Loredana Vuoto, a religious freedom advocate  with extensive communications and media experience and currently a religious freedom reporter with EWTNNEWS/Catholic News Agency. Her latest story on the Stormans controversy can be found here.
Vuoto’s writings have appeared in World Tribune, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, Human Events, Crisis Magazine, and She  received her B.A. in English literature from McGill University, an M.A. in communications from Concordia University, and a Master of Theological Studies from the Pope John Paul II Institute at Catholic University of America.
In addition we’ll be joined by our research associate and movie reviewer Stephanie Crowley for a review of the movie “God is Not Dead 2.”
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