Pharmacies told to post contraceptive signs
By John Chase
Tribune staff reporter
Published August 9, 2006
Starting in early September, every pharmacy in Illinois will be required to post signs saying that pharmacists must dispense prescribed contraceptives--including the so-called morning-after pill--without delay.
Spearheaded by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the measure cleared its final legislative hurdle Tuesday.
It piggybacks onto a controversial order Blagojevich signed more than a year ago requiring pharmacies that sell contraceptives to distribute them. Blagojevich signed the order amid reports that some pharmacists, citing their own moral objections, were lying to patients or simply refusing to dispense the morning-after pill because they feel the pill stops the life of an early human embryo. the rest