Whose Life Is it Anyway ?

TitleWhose Life Is it Anyway ?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCox White, B, Antommaria, AMH, McRae, ES, Jollimore, T
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Date PublishedSpring 2006
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
KeywordsPHARMACY , professional responsibility
AbstractIn June 2005, Luke Vander Bleek, an Illinois pharmacist, filed a suit challenging the state requirement that pharmacists make Plan B (emergency contraception, also known as the "morning-after pill") available. Although Illinois law allows health care providers to refuse to participate in procedures they find morally objectionable, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich ordered on April 1, 2005, that pharmacists make Plan B available "without delay". Vander Bleek argues that in his estimation, emergency contraception, by preventing implantation, is morally equivalent to abortion, and therefore is morally impermissible. The case includes commentaries.
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