Dallas, Texas, Feb 8, 2022 / 17:20 pm
A Christian nurse practitioner formerly employed at a CVS Pharmacy in Texas has filed a discrimination complaint, saying that the company illegally discriminated against her on the basis of her religious beliefs against contraception and pressured her to change her beliefs.
Robyn Strader, 72, was a nurse practitioner at the CVS Pharmacy MinuteClinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Keller, Texas. She said she had secured a religious accommodation not to prescribe contraception when she was hired in 2015. She was fired in late 2021 after the company decided to end religious accommodations.
“The corporate canceling of faithful religious Americans like Robyn must end,” Christine Pratt, counsel for the Plano, Texas-based legal non-profit First Liberty Institute, said Feb. 8.
“CVS accommodated Robyn for more than six years without any problems,” said Pratt, whose group is representing Strader. “It’s bad medicine to force religious health care professionals to choose between their faith and their job, especially at a time when we need as many health care professionals as we can get.”