Sweet! Props to smart legislators.
Totally sweet! Props!
Very smart (and sensible) to get the legal argument out of the personal arena. It's about service and professional responsibility, not personal belief.
Wait ... I wouldn't exactly call this a victory. According to those words, you have to have a physician's referral or prescription. According to this, if you don't have those, the pharmacy could still deny you.
I'm with #5, it isn't really a victory. I've taken Plan B about 4 times and none of those were a physician's prescription. All I did was walk in (after searching all over for someone who offered it) and ask for it. I filled out a questionnaire and they gave it to me. No doctors involved. So the pharmacy could still deny it as long as it wasn't at the request of a physician
Oh, darn. Good points, @5 and @6. Missed that.
I can't believe the federal suit will go anywhere. If a pharmacist can deny Plan B on religious grounds, then a fundamentalist landlord would be able to deny an apartment to a cohabiting ("fornicating") couple. Been there, done that, sorry, the landlord loses. Or a Muslim taxi driver could refuse to pick up a priest with a bottle of sacramental wine (also generally seen as not permissible). A fundamentalist court reporter could refuse to record an oath. We would basically have a general strike at the hands of holders of government monopolies (such as pharmacist and taxi licenses). I don't think we're ready to dismantle all of our anti-discrimination laws just yet--or are we?
I think any pharmacy that sells spaghetti should be closed down, on the grounds that they are idolators of the Spaghetti Monster, and thus offensive in his invisible eyes.
I volunteer to confiscate the spaghetti and use it appropriately in religious services, provided someone else brings the meatballs.
Amen Brother William and please pass the bread sticks.
What #5 & #6 said, you don't have to have a prescription in Washington, getting one would take time (and time kind of important with "Plan-B") and unneeded expense. Sounds a a little like a cheap political gesture. I wonder what declaration,
a pharmacy owner must file with the department an annual declaration that it has complied with its duty to timely dispense all legally prescribed...
Still I suppose this could be useful, I wonder what the shelf life of "Plan-B" is?, I people who plan ahead could get a prescription during a regular exam then go to (at their convenience) pharmacies that have prick Pharmacists just to screw with them.
I've seen this technique before: we're not discriminating against homosexuals, we're simply banning anal and oral sex.
@12 - what does that have to do with pharmacies selling spaghetti and thereby defaming Our Invisible Friend?
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