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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:53 PM
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Trial over Plan B prescriptions begins Monday (Olympia, WA)
Edited on Mon Nov-28-11 08:54 PM by uppityperson
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016875...
A four-year legal fight over who must provide morning-after contraceptives such as Plan B lands in a federal courtroom Monday, testing Washington state Pharmacy Board rules requiring pharmacies to dispense any medication for which there is a community demand.

At issue in the U.S. District Court trial is the right of the Ralph's Thriftway pharmacy in Olympia and two licensed Washington pharmacists Margo Thelen and Rhonda Mesler to refuse to stock or dispense a lawful medical treatment on grounds of religious conscience.
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The state Pharmacy Board has had a rule since 1967 requiring pharmacies to stock and provide medications in demand in their communities. Gov. Chris Gregoire and reproductive-rights groups favor the requirements, which have been amended since 2007 to let pharmacists withdraw if others can fill the order.

But Stormans, owner of Ralph's, also is objecting to stocking the medications. "All our family wants is the chance to keep doing what Ralph's Thriftway has aimed to do for four generations: to serve our customers in keeping with our deepest values," Stormans co-owner Kevin Stormans argued in a news release last week by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C....


If they feel people should be eating better and exercising more rather than using high cholesterol or oral diabetes meds, will they not carry them? Men using viagra might be having affairs, so they shouldn't carry that either, right?
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:05 PM
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1. Barf
"All our family wants is the chance to keep doing what Ralph's Thriftway has aimed to do for four generations: to serve our customers in keeping with our deepest values,"

Translation: "We want to push our beliefs on others, and you're persecuting us if you don't allow it."

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:10 PM
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2. And if they decide someone else doesn't fit their values? Withhold
diabetes Rx from overweight people because if they wouldn't pig out.....

Stop carrying.....


grrrrrrrrrr
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BlueToTheBone Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:19 PM
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3. I saw a cartoon here on DU
and if I were a computer literate person I could post it here (if only I could find it!)...but basically it said:
Man :I don't need the government to regulate my healthcare! I need the government to regulate hers!"
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:07 PM
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4. Plan B has a long history


But seriously folks, let's take a look at some of those serious objections:

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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:46 AM
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5. Kick -- c'mon folks, put this on the "Greatest" list! (NT)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:24 PM
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6. thank you
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