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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 05:54 PM
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78.  The pharmacist refused to sell Wal-Mart's product
This is not case of evil hypocritical liberals interfering with the right of Wal-Mart to sell whatever products it wants. Indeed, according to the article, Wal-Mart not only stocks plan B but also allows any worker uncomfortable "dispensing a product" to "refer customers to another pharmacist, pharmacy worker or sales associate." Clearly, Wal-Mart has policies in place sensitive to their employee's views while allowing customers to purchase the product.

If you want to blame any one for interfering with a commercial enterprise's ability to sell what it wants, blame pro-life pharmacists, such as the pharmacist in this article. Not only did he refuse to sell one of the products offered by his employer to a paying customer but insulted this customer with his rude behavior. The pharmacist and the general manager then decided not to follow store policy by not finding another employee to help the customer. As a result, this customer took her business elsewhere and will probably think twice before shopping at Wal-Mart.

If you want a real example of hypocrisy, again look at the pharmacist in this article. He knowingly works for a business that sells a product he morally opposes and thus profits (from wage increases) from its sales. If he truly found plan B offensive and immoral, he had a moral obligation to take a job elsewhere. I am sure he could have found a pharmacy that shares his moral values.
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