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?