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Miscellaneous articles about the protection of conscience rights. There are many, many more available on the Internet.

090227 USCCB News Release

090316 USCCB News Release beginning of article:

Illinois Judge Stops Govt from Forcing Pro-Life Pharmacists to Dispense Drugs

by Steven Ertelt, Editor
April 6, 2009

Springfield, IL ( — An Illinois judge on Friday provided pro-life pharmacists in the state with a legal victory in their case against the state government. The case centers on a 2005 executive order pro-abortion ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued that would require pharmacists to dispense the morning after pill, which sometimes causes an abortion. beginning of article:

Monday April 6, 2009

Illinois Judges Upholds Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights
By Kathleen Gilbert

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 6, 2009 ( – A Sangamon county judge has temporarily barred the Governor of Illinois and other state officials from enforcing a 2005 executive order requiring all pharmacists to dispense the abortifacient morning-after pill. The temporary restraining order comes as part of ongoing litigation to protect the conscience rights of Illinois pharmacists. beginning of article:

Monday April 6, 2009

Last Chance to Ask Obama Administration to Retain Conscience Protections for Pro-Life Doctors

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2009 ( – As the period for public comment draws to a close this week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as other prominent pro-life leaders, are calling on religious Americans and all men of good will to flood Washington with petitions to retain regulations protecting healthcare workers’ conscience rights.


Added 090821F 
Louisiana governor signs expanded conscience protection laws

Added 090824M (see also the page about Belmont Abbey College)
Wisconsin requiring Catholic institutions to provide contraception coverage

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