Ohio Pro-Life Advocates Press on Pharmacy Board Appointments

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 2, 2011   |   7:54PM   |   Columbus, OH

Pro-life groups in Ohio are pressing Governor John Kasich to appoint two new members to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy who will appreciate the conscience rights of pharmacists who don’t want to dispense certain drugs that could cause an abortion.

The board has two openings whose candidates from outgoing pro-abortion were rejected by the Ohio Senate shortly after the new year. As a result, Kasich, who is pro-life, has two slots to fill in at the board. His of boards and commissions appointments is Jeff Polesovsky.

Right to Life of Cincinnati emailed its members today asking pro-life advocates to “politely but firmly petition the Governor to install pharmacists with conscience and pro-life convictions to the Board of Pharmacy. Please let PharmAid know of any pro-life Ohio pharmacist who would be willing to have their name(s) submitted for one of the Ohio BOP appointments.”

Bo Kuhar, the executive director of Pharmacists for Life (PharmAid) has also been mobilizing pro-life advocates to make an impact, even those who are not from Ohio..

“We will also need assistance by pharmacists and the public, even if they are not in Ohio, to write to the Governor to appoint pharmacists of conscience to the BOP,” he said.
Pro-life advocates have been concerned about attacks on pharmacists in other states like Illinois and Washington.

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77 South High Street
Columbus, Oh 43215-6108
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