The woman is married and already has two children. She's also had problems with miscarriages in the past, so when her doctor recommended to keep emergency contraception on hand--the so-called "morning after pills"--the woman agreed it was a good idea. Certainly, the last thing on her mind was a moral objection from her pharmacist. After all, it is the 21st century.

But when she tried to fill her prescription, a pharmacist in Lake Oswego refused, citing a moral objection.

Last week, representatives from NARAL gathered in front of the pharmacy to complain about the rapidly restricting state of reproductive rights in this country. Increasingly, according to a NARAL spokesperson, it has become easier for "vigilante druggists" to refuse morning after pills, as long as he or she claims to have a "conscientious objection."

At last week's NARAL rally, state senator Richard Devlin stood up and spoke about how at least some lawmakers are trying to push back against the restrictions. Earlier this year, Devlin introduced Senate Bill 849, which would make emergency contraception directly available through pharmacies. Such rules already exist in California and Washington, meaning you can get emergency contraception over the counter if you ask for it. SB 849 easily passed the Senate, but House Speaker Karen Minnis has refused to allow a vote in the House of Representatives.

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