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Old 04-05-2005, 04:32 PM   #61
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So, you are in favor of the government forcing pharmacies to sell the abortion pill?
Yes. However, I do know that RU-486 is not a matter of going to the neighborhood pharmacy, going home, and sitting back while the pill does the abortion. It is a hospital-supervised medication, so, chances are, it is only dispensed in hospital pharmacies by doctors. People can correct me if I'm wrong.

At that point, pharmacists would just have to avoid working in hospital pharmacies.

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Personally, I do have a moral problem with abortions. However, if I were a pharmacist, I would feel no guilt in dispensing these drugs, as I am merely filling a prescription written by a doctor and requested by a patient. I believe that the "morality" is ultimately up to the patient who makes the initial request and will make the choice as to whether to take the medication or not.

If I were a pharmacist and received a prescription for birth control or even RU-486, I would have no problem dispensing it.

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Yes. However, I do know that RU-486 is not a matter of going to the neighborhood pharmacy, going home, and sitting back while the pill does the abortion. It is a hospital-supervised medication, so, chances are, it is only dispensed in hospital pharmacies by doctors.
Oh? I didn't know that. That's a good thing.
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As I said, the pharmacy in my question isn't singling out a certain type of person to not sell birth control to;
Women.

I don't see them tossing out their condoms on the street.

It's always the same old tired story.
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Women.

I don't see them tossing out their condoms on the street.

It's always the same old tired story.
I posed a hypothetical situation, in which a pharmacy owner sets policy that his pharmacy will not sell birth control; what exactly do you think a condom is, if not "birth control"? The pharmacy in my question would not, therefore, sell condoms.

Your attempt at bringing gender-discrimination into this is reaching, at best, ridiculously ludicrous at worst.
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Fair enough, I was talking more about the pharmacists who are causing this ruckus (they continue to sell condoms) than your proposal.

As for your proposal, I still disagree. The pill is not used solely or universally for birth control.

The pharmacist has no right denying it to those who are using it for "valid" medical reasons. You could have a nun needing it and no, she should not be inconvenienced by having to go "down the street."

If the government has to step in - power to them.
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Fair enough, I was talking more about the pharmacists who You could have a nun needing it and no, she should not be inconvenienced by having to go "down the street."

If the government has to step in - power to them.
So, a little inconvenience is worse to you than the thought of the government dictating what a business must sell.
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In this case?

Absolutely and without question.

End of discussion for me on the matter.
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So, a little inconvenience is worse to you than the thought of the government dictating what a business must sell.

in this situation, i'm far more afraid of napoleonic pharmacists insisting on enforcing their particular sense of "morality" than i am of the government.

this seems precisely the role that the government should play -- the regulation of business to make sure that it behaves ethically. we have the (underfunded, on purpose) SEC, among other things.
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How is the pharmacy in my question enforcing their morality? There are pharmacies that will sell birth control, so nothing is being forced on anyone.
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How is the pharmacy in my question enforcing their morality? There are pharmacies that will sell birth control, so nothing is being forced on anyone.
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So, a little inconvenience is worse to you than the thought of the government dictating what a business must sell.
Well, of course - it is the principle of the matter.
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in this situation, i'm far more afraid of napoleonic pharmacists insisting on enforcing their particular sense of "morality" than i am of the government.

this seems precisely the role that the government should play -- the regulation of business to make sure that it behaves ethically. we have the (underfunded, on purpose) SEC, among other things.
that is the exactly what the governemnt should be doing. enforcing uniform regulations. it is neither the pharmacists job, or place to be juding other peoples choices to uses certain drugs. cause that is what it comes down to, these pharmacists feel its inapropreate, thus do not despence the drugs.
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Welcome back 80's

Don;t stay away so long.
Thanks, Dread.

Hopefully, I'll be able to stay away after this. You know how into it I get.
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How is the pharmacy in my question enforcing their morality? There are pharmacies that will sell birth control, so nothing is being forced on anyone.

as has been said, not everyone lives in a town where there is more than one pharmacy.

and that doesn't account for the fact that said pharmacist is simply not doing their job by refusing to dispense FDA approved medication.
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