Pro-Choicers Deny Pharmacists Choice

The Washington State Pharmacy Board has ruled that pharmacists have to fill the Plan B prescription regardless of any moral objections to doing so.

Women’s rights advocates celebrated with hugs and congratulations after the board made its decision at the state health building in Tumwater.

An exultant Nancy Sapiro, a lawyer for the Northwest Women’s Law Center, said the board did the right thing and followed its mission – “which is to protect patient safety and minimize barriers to health care access,” she said.

[…]Under the rules adopted Thursday, an individual pharmacist could decline to fill a prescription on moral grounds, but only if another druggist in the same shop could provide it without a hassle to the customer.

[…]Sister Sharon Park, executive director of the Washington State Catholic Conference, said a pharmacist who objects to a prescription might be the only one in the shop. Not filling the prescription would put the pharmacy at risk of penalties that could include a fine or even loss of a license.

“I think it is a tragedy that we potentially put pharmacists in an untenable position,” she said. “A pharmacist may have to make a decision that violates their conscience.”

And the pro-choice steamroller moves on. I find it interesting that the movement of “Pro-Choice” has now denied pharmacists from making a choice in the matter of dispensing drugs that violate their morals.

We’d all object if a law was passed that forced Jewish eateries from serving non-Kosher food to accommodate a few customers, right? But nobody’s objecting to a few demanding that pharmacists provide abortion pills.

They don’t call them abortion pills, naturally, because that would be abomination. But “emergency contraception” works, right? Truth is, there’s nothing that’s “contraceptive” about it. Egg & sperm meet & fertilize (conception) but the overload of drugs & hormones in the “emergency contraceptive) prevent implantation, aborting the pregnancy.

So if you’re a pharmacist and you object to abortion, it doesn’t matter. If you’re the only one available to fill a prescription, then you must assist in committing murder, by your own perception.

So, the Pro Choice movement has removed the “right to choose” from pharmacists. They’ve already managed to get the “right to choose” to supersede the right to life. And they’ve been battling to squash the right of assembly and free speech of people who protest at abortion clinics. I wonder what the next right they’ve got in their cross-hairs will be?


6 Responses to “Pro-Choicers Deny Pharmacists Choice”

  1. 1 Bobak
    April 16, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Obviously you take the term “Pro-Choice” a little too far. This isn’t a movement that is for the right to choose whatever whenever. Its focused on one cause – abortion (I can’t believe I have to point this out to you). So taking the term then applying a ridiculous fact pattern is simply misleading (nothing new to you or the right in general- See Alberto Gonzales or the millions of documents the white house has seemed to have “misplaced”). I could do the same and say how odd it is that many right-wing “pro-lifers” are also in favor of the death penalty. Hmmm, thats wierd, in that case aren’t they anti-lifers? What is your position on this? Are you this type of hypocrite as you say the pro-choice crowd is?

    Apparently this tacit is how the right energizes its base…by misleading the yokels who don’t know any better….son

  2. 2 Gaia
    April 20, 2007 at 3:08 am

    This is clearly futile, but Plan B is not RU486. It does not cause an abortion. It PREVENTS conception when taken early enough – which can’t happen when narrow-minded idiots refuse to fill the prescription.

    There is a small chance that it might prevent implantation – but no one knows if it does or not. They can’t prove either way. Not every fertilized egg implants (look at all the failed IVF transfers). And an egg that doesn’t implant can’t be found to “autopsy” to see whether it was fertilized or not.

    Most likely it does not stop implantation since it doesn’t work to thin the uterine lining like the pill does (which happens by regulating hormones).

    But, you know, don’t let the facts get in the way. Make sure that women can’t possibly prevent conception because every sperm is sacred.

  3. 3 montu
    April 20, 2007 at 6:25 am

    Like gaia said, Plan B prevents implantation. Shit, many MANY times the woman’s body does this NATURALLY, and washes out fertilized eggs in her next period, WITHOUT the use of a drug. So, if the body does this naturally, and if medical science doesn’t classify a pregnancy until the fertilized egg is implanted on the uterin wall, then how is taking a pill that makes sure your body performs this act murder? Or are the women who wash out fertilized but naturally non-implanted eggs murderers as well?

  4. 4 Anonymous
    April 22, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    Indeed, emergency contraception actually works by preventing OVULATION. The egg is not released, there is no cosmic union of sperm and egg, there is no abortion. Studies suggest that the pill doesn’t even prevent implantation, which lots of birth control pills do.

  5. 5 Doc
    April 22, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    You may want to review what the FDA has to say about Plan B.


  6. 6 Anonymous
    April 23, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    If you are a pharmacist, it is your JOB to provide prescriptions- NOT to judge the scrip, its purpose, or the person receiving it. If you cannot perform your job, then you would be wise to QUIT. Thanx.

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