Thursday, February 12, 2004

Scandanavia, you say?

The Houston Chronicle reports:
DENTON - Eckerd Corp. has fired three pharmacists who declined to fill an emergency contraception prescription for a woman who had been raped, one of the pharmacists said Wednesday. ... Herr said he declined to fill the prescription for the so-called "morning-after pill" because he believes it could have killed the embryo if the woman already had conceived. Though he had declined five or six times in the past to fill such prescriptions, it was the first time he had been handed one for a rape victim, he said. "I went in the back room and briefly prayed about it," said Herr, who had worked for Eckerd for five years. "I actually called my pastor at Denton Bible Church and asked him what he thought about it." ... Gallagher said Eckerd's employment manual says pharmacists are not allowed to opt out of filling a prescription for religious, moral or ethical reasons. Herr said he did not know about that policy until his supervisors questioned him about it shortly before he was fired.
Gee, he didn't know that he doesn't get to decide who does and does not get their prescriptions filled? Savannah said it right:
cjbrownefan: That's pretty bizarre. cjbrownefan: *sigh* When did the world go mad? Muppet Horde: Long, long ago, I'm afraid. cjbrownefan: Shouldn't it be over it by now, or something? Muppet Horde: What, the world, or the madness? cjbrownefan: The world should be over the madness. Muppet Horde: Agreed. Let's you and me have a revolution, and run the world, and not be mad.

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