Washington enacted a law in 2007 that required all pharmacies to carry and delivery prescription drugs, including emergency contraception. The law did not require individual pharmacists to deliver all drugs, but required that all pharmacies fill any valid prescription. Current Status: In February 2012, the U.S. District Court struck down the law as violating individual pharmacists’ right to religiously object to dispense emergency contraception. (See the law here. See the court opinion here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.