Friday, March 24, 2006

Conscientious Objector my ass

I'm on my way home listening to NPR, (the equivalent of pouring gasoline down my throat and lighting a match I get SO fired up) and for the love of God with Walmart's Conscientious Objector policy.

For those of you just tuning in to my pro-Choice rants, see the previous posts. But, bravo Connecticut because they've told Wal-Mart that they will be dropping them from their State Health plan if they don't change their position. Basically, the policy states that if a pharmacist objects to administering (in the loosest sense of the word) the "morning after pill" because of moral or ethical reasons, then he or she has the option to decline filling the prescription. If there is not another pharmacist on duty to fill it then the customer is completely inconvenienced by having to find another pharmacy to fill it. And we're not calling it the morning after pill because we have the luxury of time here.

Blumenthal basically said it's ridiculous to expect a customer to be hauling themselves all over town because of their insane little rule. Though our gov is a repub. at least she is female AND thankfully most of the rest of the state is Dem.

1 comment:

jaqic said...

Since when can a pharmacist pick and choose what prescrptions they will fill. I understand if it were narcotics and the person getting the prescription filled is habitually getting pain pills. Does this go for condoms also? If the cash register person is morally opposed to birth control, then she won't ring them up? Ridiculous. I really dislike Walmart as it is, now this.