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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:48 AM
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Wal-Mart Decides to Carry Plan B Pill
Wal-Mart Decides to Carry Plan B Pill

By MARCUS KABEL, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 46 minutes ago

Officials of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Friday the company will reverse its earlier policy and stock emergency contraception pills in all of its pharmacies effective March 20, saying the giant retailer could not justify being the country's only major pharmacy chain not to carry the morning-after pill.

The announcement comes after Massachusetts last month ordered the world's largest retailer to stock the so-called Plan B pill, following a lawsuit by three Boston women against Wal-Mart.

Illinois also requires pharmacies to carry the prescription drug, and those are the only two states where Wal-Mart has so far stocked emergency contraception.

"We expect more states to require us to sell emergency contraceptives in the months ahead," said Ron Chomiuk, vice president of pharmacy for Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060304/ap_on_re_us/wal_mar...
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:50 AM
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1. One good move for Wal-mart
That is all I can say though.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:52 AM
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2. Wal-Mart has absurd practices. I never shop there.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:01 AM
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3. One smart move on Wal-Mart's part. [nt]
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:15 AM
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6. They are backing down on several of their stupid policies
It's about time. And we should give credit to activists who have been speaking out about WalMart.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:08 AM
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4. No doubt their fundie base is spitting nails
:evilgrin:
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:42 AM
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5. But their fundie base would not stop shopping there
and they know it. :)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:16 AM
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8. You never know
The fundies practically invented the 'let's get a whole group of people angry and start a boycott' strategy.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:15 AM
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7. Good
:evilgrin:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:46 AM
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12. My thoughts exactly
As much harm as they've done to others, anything that cheeses them off makes me incredibly satisfied. :evilgrin:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:18 AM
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9. Money trumps everything, every time. . . . . . . n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:23 AM
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11. Even God
and can I have an AMEN?
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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:19 AM
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10. good - let them try to tangle with some northeastern blue state
peoples and see what they get.
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