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Christian chemists fear they could face the sack

9th August 2011

Guidance released by the General Pharmaceutical Company has worried Muslim, Christian and Jewish pharmacists who object to supplying the morning-after pill.

The new rules say that a pharmacist needs to pass on the patient to a non-objecting pharmacist and telephone them to make sure they have the drug in stock. Anna Sweeting-Hempsall, a Catholic hospital pharmacist from Sunderland, said the new guidance "forces pharmacists to act against their consciences".

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