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CCI backs Illinois pharmacists in fight for conscience rights

The Catholic Conference of Illinois this week joined a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a six-year-old lawsuit filed against the state by two Illinois pharmacy owners seeking conscience protection against dispensing emergency contraception.

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2005 filed an emergency rule that later became permanent that requires pharmacies in the state to dispense emergency contraception, commonly known as the morning-after pill.

Read more about the case and the amicus brief CCI has joined.