Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Boycotting Walgreens

Here in the ever-infringing-on-personal-choices state of Idaho, a recent Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for a drug to stop bleeding for a woman because the pharmacists thought it might be being used to stop bleeding from an abortion--something that is still legal even here in Backwards Land.  The pharmacist had no proof, and it isn't up to her to decide what the drug was being used for.  The drug is ALSO used to stop bleeding after giving birth.

Idaho being the hateful state it is, the state legislature last year passed a bill saying that no doctor or pharmacist need do anything against their conscious, which is appalling enough since that can apply to filling birth control pills or other forms of contraception as well, but this pharmacist went even beyond that limit.  The drug in question was TO STOP BLEEDING.  That presumably is not against anyone's religion,  and is putting the pharmacist in the role of doctor--which shortcuts lots of pesky things like education, training, and experience that REAL doctors go through before they can make such decisions.

The full article may be found here.  And Walgreens can be contacted here.  Not that I have been a frequent shopper at Walgreens anyway, but I can guarantee I won't ever do business with them again.

3 comments:

Dana KBS said...

Wow, that pharmacist needs to reread the part of the bible that talks about Jesus taking pity on the "unclean" woman suffering from a bleeding disease...and healing her. Then we'll see whose conscience is clean.

If one doesn't want to fill prescriptions, one shouldn't work in a pharmacy.

Dana KBS said...

Wow, that pharmacist needs to reread the part of the bible that talks about Jesus taking pity on the "unclean" woman suffering from a bleeding disease...and healing her. Then we'll see whose conscience is clean.

If one doesn't want to fill prescriptions, one shouldn't work in a pharmacy.

gak! said...

I find it amazingly hypocritical that this is the same company that keeps their stores open on Christmas day...

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