Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Thank You Governor Owens

Colorado Governor Bill Owens vetoed Colorado House Bill 1212 that would have allowed
pharmacists to prescribe emergency contraception without a physician's prescription.
The bill would have also allowed minors to obtain emergency contraception without the
involvement of a physician, parent or guardian.

Another flaw in the bill would not have provided a safeguard for the right of pharmacists
to refuse to dispense the drug for any reason. The proponents of the bill opposed
amendments prohibiting employers from firing or disciplining pharmacists for refusing to
dispense emergency contraception.


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