Mike the Usurper wrote:
When she finally did find a pharmacy with it, she said she was told the pharmacist on duty would not dispense it because of religious and moral objections.
If the pharmacy doesn't carry something (and in this case they comment later that a bit over half the pharmacies in the state don't carry it), then they don't carry it. If I owned a pharmacy, and I carried it, and I had an employee who refused to fill a prescription, I ask why, and if there is a medical reason (drug A, which the person is on, reacts badly with drug B) then we tell the person and we refer them back to their doctor based on that. That's a valid reason to defer filling the prescription.
If I have an employee who refuses to do it for "religious or moral reasons," I get a new employee. Kosher butchers don't carry bacon, and religious kook pharmacies don't carry RU-486. I can't get bacon at a kosher deli, they don't carry it. But if I go to a non-kosher butcher for bacon (which they have) and get told, "No, I won't give you bacon because it's against my religion," then that person is working in the wrong place.
Agreed. For the record I'm anti-abortion, but pro-choice. It's not inconsistent.
If I think war is immoral, I don't join the army. I *certainly* don't join the army, work myself up to quartermaster, and then refuse to issue ammo to the soldiers. That's the analogue here. If you don't like it, protest, lobby, vote your concience, pray, whatever. But bugger off when it's time for other people to make their choices.
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