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Spanish pharmacy wins right to refuse selling contraception

9 July 2015


The morning-after pill can act as an abortifacient

A pharmacy in Seville has won the right to refuse to sell morning-after pills, some of which are abortifacient.

The pharmacy has won the right to refuse selling the MAP despite being fined €3,000 in 2008 for not selling morning-after pills or condoms. The constitutional court has overturned the decision on appeal, stating that the pharmacy's "right to 'ideological freedom' was violated by the sanction."

The pharmacy can now refuse to sell the morning-after pill. However, the court said the pharmacy must still provide condoms, stating it saw "no conflict of conscience with constitutional relevance" there. [Telegraph, 7 July]

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