Obviously, I hope this bill doesn’t get much traction. According to this article in the The Kansas City Star, a reproductive rights advocate says 26 percent of women in Missouri already live at least 30 miles away from a pharmacy that does not carry Plan B, or the morning-after pill. Perhaps they live in the boonies, but still… The bill would simply make it harder for pharmacists to be sued if they refuse to fill a prescription for Plan B if the pharmacy in which they work carries the drug.
No where in the bible does it tell people to prevent others from having an abortion. God and jesus never said, “And thou shalt prevent thy neighbor from ending or preventing a pregnancy!” A pharmacist should check their personal beliefs at the door when practicing their medically-significant profession. If we all went about our day forcing our beliefs onto those with whom we have professional relationships, we would be the land of oppression and intolerance rather than freedom and liberty.
I will never use the pharmacies at CVS because, years ago, they refused to fire a pharmacist who would not fill birth control prescriptions. And, I really only ever want to go to Chick-fil-a on Sundays when the damn place is closed due to religious doctrine. If their chicken biscuits and coleslaw weren’t so tasty – I’d never go! It’s about consumer activism and I try my best. But, I have to say, not getting birth control at CVS is a really easy boycott as opposed to trying to buy NOTHING from China. I’ve tried. It’s a bitch!