Wednesday, November 24, 2004

More Fine News

And more fine news: Christian Pharmacists who won’t give women birth control pills because, you know, Jesus wants them to have babies. And states that have made such behavior legal.


And of course this is no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to the Right-to-Lifers.
From the article:

“We have always understood that the battles about abortion were just the tip of a larger ideological iceberg, and that it's really birth control that they're after also," says Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood (news - web sites) Federation of America.

"The explosion in the number of legislative initiatives and the number of individuals who are just saying, 'We're not going to fill that prescription for you because we don't believe in it' is astonishing," she said.”


zelda1 said...

I was watching the news and the bushman was quoted as saying he wanted to make the united states a golden city on a hill. It doesn't surprise me that he would think that way. It doesn't surprise me that fundamentalists are refusing services like birth control pills, abortions, and even stem cell research because they, like the bushman, are wanting to go back in time to that puritanical system of beliefs where everything is god given and divided between right and wrong, us and them, heaven and hell, and the devil and god. What is really sad is that instead of moving away from those puritans who persecuted the Quakers, the Native Americans, killed women acused of witchcraft, imprisoned pregnant women and after they gave birth, hung those women leaving the infants to die in prison, chained a five year old little girl in the same prison, and the list goes on and on. They say that history has away of repeating itself. If birthcontrol and abortion are made illegal then what's next? I can't imagine that any pharmacists would refuse to dispense birthcontrol pills knowing ,other than a tubal ligation or vasectomy, it is the most effective birthcontrol availiable. What's even sadder, if things could get sadder, is that young women everywhere will have to make a choice of abstinance or condoms. We all know that those two methods are far from perfect.

zelda1 said...

Okay, I know I have already posted on this one but the truth is, the more I think about the right to lifers who by the way are against birth control, against abortion, against the morning after pill, are, for the most of them anyway, for the death penalty. I was talking to a redneck from Texas who was bragging about how many people the good people there had executed under the bushman as govenor. I said, "so you're for the death penalty, then you must be for abortions too." Oh my god he was so pissed off. I asked him does his wife take the pill and of course he said yes and the convesation went down hill from there. Then a one of the younger kids got into the conversations and said had she had the pill she would not have gotten pregnant and would now be finished with college. Two people who have every reason in the world to want or need to put a stop to this insanity of letting people decide for a woman what kind of birthcontrol or what choices she needs to make about her own body and yet when it comes down to it, they both think it's okay to not pass out the pill if it goes against your religious convictions. What about all those narcotics they pass out or those psychotrophic drugs, or drugs made from cadievers shouldn't there be a moral deliema there which goes against say the many commandments true and made up? My advice is, the pharmacist should not be allowed to refuse dispensing any drug that was why they went to school, to give out medication. The medical field is one place where there can not be a opportunity for refusal. If you don't want to work in an clinic where abortions are performed then don't but you can't go to work there and say you won't help with certain abortions and will help with others. Or work in a hospital and treat only non infectious diseases or only white or only black patients. It's the same thing. How dare they let that phramacist get away with that.