Rep. Brendan Williams says hell be participating in a rally today against Ralphs Thriftway in Olympia. The storeowners, including Kevin Stormans, refuse to allow their pharmacy to stock the emergency contraceptive Plan B.
That issue has been a controversy for a year, resulting most recently in a lawsuit against the state over a new rule requiring pharmacists to dispense legal prescriptions. Stormans is in on that lawsuit and so is the Alliance Defense Fund.
Williams, an Olympia Democrat, called the Alliance Defense Fund a far-right hate group that does not represent my communitys values, in a press release.
The release cited reasons for the description:
The fund is also involved in a local lawsuit over one mans request to place a Nativity in the Capitol.
No doubt the Fund does not agree with Williams characterization of it as a hate group. Weve put in a call and post their response.
UPDATE: Alas, we did not get an official response from ADF. We did, however, talk to Kevin Stormans, co-owner of the store, who said: