September 18, 2006

Birth Control and “Conscience Clauses”

80%

That’s the percentage of Americans who oppose allowing pharmacists to refuse to sell birth control pills for religious reasons. Fewer than one-in-five (17%) express support for this type of “conscience clause” exemption.

By more than 4-1, the public says pharmacists who personally oppose birth control for religious reasons should still be required to sell birth control pills to women. Eight-in-10 Americans (80%) oppose allowing pharmacists to refuse to provide birth control, while fewer than one-in-five (17%) express support. No political or religious groups express majority support for this type of conscience clause. Read More