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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?

Posted by Dianna | November 16, 2007 10:30 AM

A Cowlike Dinosaur Comes into Focus.

Posted by monkey | November 16, 2007 10:33 AM



Posted by Mr. Poe | November 16, 2007 10:39 AM

finally some fucking sanity. thank you!

Posted by JasonC | November 16, 2007 10:40 AM

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.

Posted by Levislade | November 16, 2007 10:47 AM

It's nice to see little rays of hope like this every once in awhile. The fundies haven't totally taken over...

Posted by Julie | November 16, 2007 11:21 AM

Anybody watch The Office last night?

Posted by gillsans | November 16, 2007 11:53 AM

Comment #2 wins the internets for the next several days.

Posted by David | November 16, 2007 12:10 PM

About time someone did that.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 16, 2007 12:12 PM

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.

Posted by Vince | November 16, 2007 12:24 PM

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?

Posted by Hernandez | November 16, 2007 1:40 PM

@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.

Posted by Julie | November 16, 2007 1:48 PM

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