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Illinois' Attorney General Won't Appeal Morning-After Pill Case

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois attorney general says she won't appeal a state appeals court ruling in favor of two pharmacists who objected to having to provide emergency contraception on religious grounds. 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wrote the Illinois Supreme Court last week saying she wouldn't appeal. Madigan wrote that her office "decided not to pursue further review." The Illinois appeals court ruled in September. Luke VanderBleek and Glenn Kosirog wanted to shield their pharmacies from a 2005 executive order issued by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The order required all pharmacists to fill prescriptions for the so-called morning-after pill. 

They argued that they were protected by the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act, which says health professionals cannot be punished if they refuse to offer a service because of conscientious convictions.

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