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Amicus Brief Morr-Fitz v Blagojevich IL Supreme Court-- Filed Petition Stage _2

Amicus Brief Morr-Fitz v Blagojevich IL Supreme Court-- Filed Petition Stage _2

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Case No. ______________
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS
______________________________________
MORR-FITZ, INC
., an Illinois corporation D/B/A
FITZGERALD PHARMACY
,Licensed and Practicing in the State of Illinois as a Pharmacy;
L. DOYLE, INC
., anIllinois corporation D/B/A
EGGLESTON PHARMACY
, Licensed and Practicing in thestate of Illinois as a Pharmacy;
KOSIROG PHARMACY, INC
., an Illinois corporationD/B/A
KOSIROG REXALL PHARMACY
, Licensed and Practicing in the State of Illinois as a Pharmacy;
LUKE VANDER BLEEK
; AND
GLEN KOSIROG
,
Plaintiffs-Appellants
,v.
ROD R. BLAGOJEVICH
, Governor, State of Illinois;
FERNANDO E. GRILLO
,Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation;
DANIEL E.BLUTHARDT
, Acting Director, Division of Professional Regulation; and the
STATEBOARD OF PHARMACY
, in their official capacities,
Defendants-Appellees
.______________________________________On Appeal from the Appellate Court of Illinois Fourth Judicial Districtand the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial Circuit, Sangamon County Circuit Court,Honorable John. W. Belz, Judge Presiding______________________________________
AMICUS CURIAE
BRIEF OF AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OFPRO LIFE OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS, CHRISTIAN MEDICAL& DENTAL ASSOCIATIONS, CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION,PHYSICIANS FOR LIFE, AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROLIFENURSES, IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS
______________________________________Clarke D. Forsythe (IL Bar No. 6185451)Americans United for Life310 S. Peoria St., Suite 500Chicago, Illinois 60607Telephone: 312.492.7234Facsimile: 312.492.7235
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
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POINTS AND AUTHORITIESINTEREST OF
AMICI CURIAE
.................................................................................................1
 ARGUMENT
.................................................................................................................................3I.
 
PLAINTIFFS’ RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE IS GUARANTEED UNDERSTATE AND FEDERAL LAW
.................................................................................3
 
29 Ill. Reg. 5586. .............................................................................................................................3I
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C
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tit. 68, § 1330.91. ..............................................................................................3
Menges v. Blagojevich
, 451 F. Supp. 2d 992 (C.D. Ill. 2006). .......................................................4Governor’s Press Release (Apr. 13, 2005). .....................................................................................4
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The Right Of Conscience Is Guaranteed Under The IllinoisHealthcare Right Of Conscience Act And The Illinois ReligiousFreedom Restoration Act.
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, 494 U.S. 872 (1990). .............................8775 I
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The Right Of Conscience Is A Historic Right Steeped In TheTradition Of The United States And Its Constitution.
....................................10
 
U.S. C
ONST
. amend. I. ..................................................................................................................10McConnell,
The Origins and Historical Understanding of Free Exercise of Religion
, 103H
ARV
.
 
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R
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. 1409 (1990). ..................................................................................................10Thomas Jefferson to New London Methodists (1809). ................................................................10Thomas Jefferson,
Notes on Virginia
(1785). ...............................................................................10James Madison,
Memorial
 
and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments
¶ 15(reprinted in
Everson v. Bd. of Ed 
., 330 U.S. 1, 64 (Rutledge, J., dissenting)). ....................10
Employment Div., Dep’t of Human Res. of Or. v. Smith
, 494 U.S. 872 (1990). ...........................11
Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah
, 508 U.S. 520 (1993). .......................11, 13
Walz v. Tax Comm’n of New York City
, 397 U.S. 664 (1970) (Harlan, J.,concurring). ............................................................................................................................11
Menges v. Blagojevich
, 451 F. Supp. 2d 992, 997 (C.D. Ill. 2006). .......................................11, 12II.
 
THE POTENTIAL POST-FERTILIZATION EFFECT OFEMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION IS OBJECTIONABLE TO ALARGE NUMBER OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND PROVIDESGROUND FOR THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ITS PROVISION
...........................13Food & Drug Administration,
FDA’s Decision Regarding Plan B: Questions and Answers
(updated Aug. 24, 2006),
available at 
 http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/planB/planBQandA.htm (last visitedMay 16, 2007). .................................................................................................................13, 14Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
How Plan B Works
(2007),
available at 
 http://www.go2planb.com/ForConsumers/AboutPlanB/HowItWorks.aspx (lastvisited May 16, 2007). ...........................................................................................................14

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