Ms. Magazine published a news brief on their website about the recent Illinois Appellate Court ruling that will allow pharmacies to refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives based on religious beliefs. ACLU of Illinois Communications and Policy Director Ed Yohnka was quoted in the piece:

An amicus brief on behalf of the state has been filed in response by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU). Ed Yohnka, ACLU spokesperson responded to the Appeals Court ruling by saying, "We are dismayed that the court expressly refused to consider the interests of women who are seeking lawful prescription medication and essentially held that the religious practice of individuals trumps women's health care."

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