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Carter sounds alarm on Biden Admin’s pro-abortion threats against pharmacists: “disastrous consequences”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following last week’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance warning pharmacists that they may be in violation of civil rights laws if they do no fill prescriptions for elective abortions, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), a pharmacist by trade, sent a letter highlighting the widespread legal and ethical consequences of the irresponsible guidance.

“When I was a practicing pharmacist, my patients trusted that I was relying on my medical expertise when filling prescriptions and only acted in their best interest. If this guidance is enforced that trust will be gone,”
said Carter. “Bureaucrats need to get out from behind the pharmacy counter.”

In the letter, Carter urges the Office of Civil Rights Director Lisa Pino to “rescind this guidance immediately and allow for our nation’s pharmacists, as qualified health care providers, to utilize their expert professional judgement, acting in the best interests of their patients, their own protected consciences, and established state law.”

Read the full letter here.