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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Pharmacists and birth control

Why is this such a big issue? Don't pharmacists know that their job is to fill prescriptions? What's next, a bill protecting vegetarian butchers from serving meat? If you are against birth control, then find a different line of work. Simple. If you don't want to fire a gun, don't join the military or become a police officer.

Because of the crazy laws in this country, and the fact that Republican leadership is refusing to allow Plan B to be sold over-the-counter, pharmacists have to dispense it. I'd be a lot happier if anybody could get any drug without a prescription, eliminating this problem, but I know that's not going to happen anytime soon.

This bill could be worse, in that it could be written to allow pharmacists to refuse to prescribe drugs without any consideration given to helping the customer/patient go elsewhere. What "timely access" really means, though, is going to be the big issue here.

If it does pass, I hope that pharmacists with a conscience will inform their employers that from this point forward, they will refuse to fill prescriptions for Viagra for Republicans due to moral objections.


At 3:05 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

I'm amazed the reporter (apparently) didn't think to ask Pawlenty where he stands on this.

At 7:12 PM, March 12, 2006, Blogger Wm said...

What Would Bob Dole do?

At 7:12 PM, March 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't hardly blame Rethuglicans for this one. It has DFL authors. I'm surprised inbred DFLer Mary Ellen Otremba's fingerprints aren't all over this one. She was the original author of this wretched legislation a few years ago.


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