4/1/2004

The American Pharmacists Association said it supports the right of a CVS pharmacist in Texas to refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control pills. A spokesman for the group said pharmacists have "a right to have a conscience," but added they also support pharmacies establishing alternative ways for patients to get their medication. The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation, in a letter to CVS condemning the Texas incident, said contraception is "basic health care for women."

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