Like you really needed another one:
Wal-Mart refuses to stock the "morning-after" pill – a back-up birth control option that prevents unintended pregnancy if taken soon after sex. But the company has told the media that it is giving its policy “a lot of thought.”
This is obviously a U.S.-oriented news tidbit. What's the story up here?
UPDATE: I was just about to ask whether there are any provincial or federal laws that dictate what licensed pharmacies are required to carry, or whether they have total discretion to be as picky as they like. Then I noticed this sidebar at that same link:
Update: the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy announced in a unanimous opinion that Wal-Mart is required to stock the "morning-after" pill at its pharmacies in Massachusetts!
Which would seem to make sense. If a pharmacy requires a license to operate, one would naturally assume that part of that licensing process is that the pharmacy agrees to abide by certain rules, one of those rules being that they don't have the option to refuse to stock certain prescriptions based solely on their delicate religious wingnut sensibilities.
So, I ask again -- does anyone know the law up here?