The Center for Law & Religious Freedom

Stormans v. Selecky


Pharmacists and a pharmacy brought a court challenge to Washington state regulations that compel pharmacists to fill prescriptions for the drug Plan B, a contraceptive which can induce abortions, thereby forcing a pharmacist to violate his or her own conscience. The district court ruled in favor of the pharmacists and issued a preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of these regulations, finding these regulations were likely to violate the pharmacists' right to free exercise of religion.

On May 1, 2008, the CLS Center for Law & Religious Freedom filed an amicus brief before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Christian Legal Society, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Christian Medical Association, American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants in support of the pharmacists and urging the court to affirm the district court decision.

Litigation Documents

Amicus Brief of the Christian Legal Society, et. al. - May 1, 2008