NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee pharmacist who says he was fired for refusing to sell the morning-after pill has filed a lawsuit against his former employer.
Philip Hall says he was fired from Walgreens in August because he wouldn't sell the contraceptive due to his religious beliefs. Hall said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville that he finds the drug "sinful and repugnant to his sincerely held religious beliefs."
A spokesman from Walgreen Co. declined to comment on pending litigation, but said the company has a policy that allows workers to "step away" from a morally objectionable transaction and refer it to another employee.
A handful of other pharmacists across the nation have filed similar lawsuits over the sale of the drug.
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