Woman was denied morning-after pill because of pharmacists' beliefs: Lawsuit

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  1. tealwings

    tealwings Well-Known Member

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    An Amish Electrician?:roll:. I think his job interview would have solved this potential problem. lol
     
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    Unless you're the employer or the employee, ain't nunayer damn bidness.
    Why not? Is it not his property to sell or not sell as he sees fit?
     
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    It's interesting to me how events become fictions as the are told and retold. Read the plaintiff's affidavit. The medication was not in stock at the Thrifty White pharmacy that she first sent the prescription to. A clerk told her that it would need to be ordered, and that it would arrive the next day. The pharmacist at Thrifty White called her back an hour later and told her he would not order it. He didn't refuse medication they had in stock. Also, the ability to refuse medication is actually why he's a licensed pharmacist. They regularly refuse to fill prescriptions.

    The details of the second clerk are unclear. It's more likely a game a phone tag than a lie, with the pharmacists at other pharmacies also needing to order the drug.

    There's no need to judge the woman either. There's infinite number of different choices that could have been made. Maybe her sexual partner could have driven to pick up the drug, instead of maker her drag her kid through a snow storm. It's futile to wonder what might have been. What's before us is what is. Is it wrong for her to have to drive to a location 30 miles away to get a drug she wants after a local pharmacist refuses to sell it to her? I can't say it is.
     
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    Nothing to do with my posts. But if people are stupid and/or bigoted enough to do that, they deserve the consequences. I've seen video of people being refused service for wearing MAGA hats, for example. Pretty damned stupid.
     
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    You'd think if that was the case he would have proselytized the belief. But Anderson makes a point of stating in her affidavit that he refused to clarify what his beliefs were. So cd8ed's theory directly contradicts the witness's actual statements.
     
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    The ability to refuse medications is why a pharmacist is licensed yes, but its usually for medical reasons, dangerous drug interactions ect...
    I know some states allow refusal for moral or religious reasons, Im not sure I agree with it. She could just get it refilled someplace else, ultimately the choice is hers.
     
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    IS it his property? Its not the same as little mom and pop owned neighborhood pharmacies anymore.
     
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    If the owner is a corporation, it can still authorize employees to refuse sales at their discretion. Anyone else who objects can take his or her business elsewhere.
     

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