Thursday, April 13, 2006

The birth-control-at-the-Pharmacy issue gets even more annoying

Two questions:

1. It's one thing to not want to be handing out the abortion pill. I don't like that, but I understand that. What what the hell is the deal with refusing to give antibiotics to a lady who has just HAD an abortion?

I'm sorry, is letting the lady get sick and die the Christian thing to do?

2. If a Christian Scientist got a job as a pharmacist and refused to do anything to help cure sick people, would we be OK with that? I don't mean to imply insult to Christian Scientists would do that sort of thing, but it's a further extension of the logic we're dealing with here. (Actually, Christian Scientists are not inherently against abortion, so this could be an interesting test case.)

CC

2 comments:

Kim said...

Did you notice that one of the pharmacists refused to give out pregnancy vitamins to someone who OBVIOUSLY wasn't using the abortion services of the clinic, she was just going to a clinic that offers abortion?

Sara said...

When you say "abortion pill" do you mean RU-486, which does cause abortion but is generally dispersed only by a doctor, or Plan B, which does not cause abortion but several pharmacists have refused to disperse on moral grounds? Not to be nitpicky, but unfortunately a lot of people confuse the two and this issue is complicated enough already. Either way- pharmacists shouldn't be interfering with patient-doctor decisions.