CINCINNATI, OH, Aug 13 ( – Yesterday the American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati on behalf of a pro-life pharmacist who was fired by K-Mart for refusing to dispense the abortifacient “morning after pill.”  According to the ACLJ press release, Karen Brauer, was fired by K-Mart in December 1996 after refusing to dispense a product called Micronor.

The suit contends that Brauer, who holds a master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University, believes that drugs currently being marketed as “morning after pills” or “emergency contraception” are not true contraceptives, but actually cause abortions of living human beings. Such drugs act after fertilization has taken place to prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall.

When Brauer refused to sign a K-Mart document saying that she would dispense such drugs regardless of her beliefs, K-Mart fired her from her position as pharmacist in the company’s store in Hamilton, Ohio. “Both federal and state law makes it illegal to fire a person because of their religion. K-Mart violated those laws when they fired our client because she refused to abandon her religious beliefs,” said Francis J. Manion, Senior Regional Counsel of The American Center for Law and Justice – Midwest.

See Special Report:
Pharmacists’ Manual Confirms the Pill Causes Abortions

See American Life League’s The Pill Kills website.