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Best RU4-Pharmacist-Brow-Beating Bill 86'er 

Patti Anne Lodge

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Some called it the pharmacist conscience bill. Others called it the Taliban Medicine Act of 2009. Either way, Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, a Republican from the hamlet of Huston, south of Nampa, 86'd this latest attempt to legislate morality by putting the bill in her drawer. Usually we'd cry for a hearing, but the bill, which would have permitted pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions of things like birth control on personal moral grounds, did have a hearing in the House and passed that lower body. So here's a BOB to Lodge for using the chairman's drawer for its intended purpose.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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