Ill. pharmacists may get choice to dispense pill

An executive order from Gov. Blagojevich in 2005 required pharmacies to dispense emergency contraceptives.

Pharmacists who objected on religious grounds lost in lower courts.

But on Thursday, the state Supreme Court reversed those decisions and sent the case back to the circuit court.

Emergency contraception reduces the chance of pregnancy if taken within three days after sex. Opponents consider it a form of abortion.

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