All I can say is, Thank God!
So if a pharmacist were oh, say, a Christian Scientist, should they be allowed to refuse to dispense any medicine whatsoever?
“A Cowlike Dinosaur Comes into Focus.”
finally some fucking sanity. thank you!
This is good news. I was just waiting for the day when cab companies and transit agencies would be forbidden from firing Amish drivers who would never even set foot in a vehicle or train due to their beliefs.
It's nice to see little rays of hope like this every once in awhile. The fundies haven't totally taken over...
Anybody watch The Office last night?
Comment #2 wins the internets for the next several days.
About time someone did that.
History is replete with examples of Christians imposing their myths and superstitions on the public and it, of course,leads to disaster. One example is they killed all the cats they could get their hands on because they believed they were the devils kittys. This lead to an enormous influx of rats, which lead to the fleas that caused the black plague ,killing thousands. When you abandon science and research for religious non-sense you deserve the results.
I agree with the decision on principle, and hope that this will be utilized to strike down other impositions of private religious beliefs on public institutions, but I'm wondering how the school administration reached the conclusion that her refusal to distribute information about birth control was directly responsible for the six teen pregnancies? It seems like that's what they were asserting...anyone know what the average teen pregancy rates for schools like this one are?
@11, maybe it wasn't that the administration said "your abstinence-only approach led to 6 pregnancies", but "hey, we've had six pregnancies now, we'd like to change our approach", and she wouldn't do it. Presumably the school/district gets to decide whether they take an abstinence-only or comprehensive approach, not this woman.
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