Pharmacy Board: Planned Parenthood Can Dispense Drugs

Sep 19, 2012

Today the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy renewed Planned Parenthood’s license to distribute prescription drugs. The decision comes despite a complaint brought by a New Hampshire Pro-Life Group.

New Hampshire Right to Life submitted a complaint last spring claiming that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England could not dispense prescription drugs without a contract with the state.

Right to Life’s attorney, Michael Tierney points out one of Planned Parenthood’s contracts with the state was not approved by the Executive Council earlier this year.

Tierney: There was not sufficient guarantees that they weren’t going to be using the taxpayers money to support their abortion business.

The Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously to renew the license, which Planned Parenthood spokesperson Jennifer Frizzell says affirms that the organization is fully compliant with the law.

Michael Tierney, Right to Life’s lawyer, is running for Executive Council, and state spending on Planned Parenthood has been a key issue in that race.