Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Tough call .. not!

A Wisconsin pharmacist is facing the loss of his license because he refused to fill an 18 year old college student's prescription for birth control pills. His justification was that, as a Roman Catholic, he would face "the worst kind of pain - spiritual pain" if he honoured her request.

He is not alone in his refusal to furnish oral contraceptives. A few weeks ago, this subject was addressed on CBC Radio One's The Current.

I have just one question for the pharmacists who are taking this higher moral ground: What would you have done if Andrea Yates had presented a script for Ortho-Tri-Cycline after the birth of her 2nd, or 3rd, or 4th child?

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