The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormans v. Wiesman, a case on whether Washington state can require pharmacists to dispense drugs that they believe may cause abortions. This leaves the 9th Circuit ruling against the Stormans in place.

In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito warned, “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have great cause for concern.” Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas also dissented to the denial of the request to review the circuit decision.