The lawyer-turned-Congressman-turned-gubernatorial candidate has come out swinging in response to yesterday's news that some Washington State pharmacists will be allowed to decline Plan B requests because of their religious beliefs. In a statement, Inslee says:
It is beyond reason that women are still forced to battle for something as basic as contraception in the year 2012. We just witnessed the Republican Party’s attack on women in the recent House hearing on copay-free contraception, and now this federal ruling that would allow physicians to deny contraception to women in crisis. This is not a battle over religious freedom – it’s a battle to let science guide our discourse instead of ideology. This ruling must be aggressively challenged and women’s full access to contraception restored and protected.
Republican Rob McKenna's reaction to the Plan B ruling? Silence.