Bismarck pharmacist joins Texas lawsuit attempting to reverse abortion causing drug decision

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(Bismarck, ND) -- A Bismarck Pharmacist is joining a lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration's attempt to mandate pharmacies who receive federal funds to dispense drugs that can cause abortions.

The lawsuit comes from Texas and the Alliance Defending Freedom group, who says the effort by the administration is in direct contrast with religious freedom and pro-life state laws.  

 “Federal law does not require pharmacies to stock or dispense abortion-causing drugs, and the HHS directive stands in direct contrast with constitutionally protected religious freedom and pro-life state laws.," Attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom argued in court. "It’s unlawful for the executive branch to weaponize the administrative process to advance a radical pro-abortion agenda."

The U.S. Department of Health says facilities who receive federal funds cannot discriminate who can receive certain medications based on sex, age, disability, and pregnancy. The agency says they are committed to ensuring people can have access to reproductive health care free from discrimination. 

“We are committed to ensuring that everyone can access health care, free of discrimination,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra. “This includes access to prescription medications for reproductive health and other types of care.”