"If an individual service provider wants to reserve the right to deny services, they should be free to do so, and if a drugstore wants to employ such a person, they should also do so. But these celebrations of religious conscience should happen at their own cost and never at the expense of citizens requiring services."I have to admit, this is one of the few reasonable and detailed arguments showing why the trend to have pharmacists' religious beliefs trump the rights of individuals receiving prescription drugs in the course of medical care that I have yet read. Still, the mere fact that we have descended to a level where this discussion needs take place sickens me. We are at the moment allowing theocratic nonsense to take the place of constitutional law and practice, to what end I cannot tell.
--Dahlia Lithwick on Slate.com
Read it, and see what you think.