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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 01:09 AM
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Wal-Mart pharmacist denies couple morning-after pill
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Edited on Tue Jan-16-07 01:23 AM by Scairp
COLUMBUS A woman has complained to the governor and an abortion-rights group about Wal-Mart workers who wouldn't give her morning-after contraceptive pills that don't require a prescription.

Tashina Byrd, 23, of Springfield, said the pharmacist "shook his head and laughed" when a pharmacy attendant asked this month about giving the woman and her boyfriend Plan B. The hormone pills can help prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Brent Beams, the pharmacist, told The Dispatch that he denied the couple's request for the contraceptive pills because "I do not believe in ending life, and life begins at conception."

After the pharmacist turned them down, O'Neill and Byrd asked for a store manager who "came over and said, 'The pharmacist has the law on his side,' " O'Neill said.

Isn't this a great country, where a Nazi pharmacist can deny someone an over the counter medication, just because he feels like it?

Edited to add: So sorry everyone, I forgot this one of those newspapers who would like your personal info just read their questionable journalism. This is originally an AP story, so I will try to post that link instead.

Here we go:

A local newpaper wrote an independant story on this incident and here is that link.
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