Sponsored Content

High Price for Pro-Life Family: The Stormans family need help decades, pharmacists have referred patients for an almost unlimited variety of reasons including religious objections. In 2007, abortion activists convinced the Washington Board of Pharmacy to pass regulations that in practice allow pharmacies to continue referring patients for business and convenience reasons, but ban religiously-motivated referrals for drugs that cause early-stage abortion.This caused a major dilemma for the Stormans family, owners of a fourth-generation pharmacy. Their religious convictions prevented them from selling drugs that destroy innocent human life. Yet the State insisted they do so. Activists soon began test shopping the store and filing complaints. Kevin Stormans, president, faced a hard choice: violate the family’s religious convictions by doing what the state demanded or do what he knew was right and risk losing the family’s business and livelihood.

He chose to do what was right.

After the state launched an investigation, the Stormans family filed a lawsuit against the state for violating their First Amendment rights.

Despite winning a 12-day trial, seven years later Kevin and his family are still paying the price. Not only did the state and activists appeal, but due to an unprecedented Ninth Circuit ruling, the Stormans must pay over $140,000.00 to Legal Voice (an abortion rights group) for attorney fees and costs Legal Voice claims it incurred when the trial court required them to give the Stormans documents related to the role abortion groups played in drafting the regulations and their targeting of religious objectors.  This is a substantial financial hardship on the Stormans.
Read more

Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Blogger
  • Google Plus
  • Pinterest
  • Print
  • PDF
  • RSS

Comments are closed.