Friday, April 15, 2005

Bloody hell, what is up with these wingnut pharmacists?

Now this is rich -- two pharmacists in Illinois are suing Governor Rod Blagojevich for ordering them to fill prescriptions against their religious beliefs:

Two Illinois pharmacists sued Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday for ordering them to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception even if it violates their religious beliefs.

The American Center for Law and Justice, which specializes in constitutional law, filed a lawsuit in state court in Springfield on behalf of Peggy Pace and John Menges, registered pharmacists who are both from Edwardsville.

Pace and Menges are seeking injunctions against Blagojevich's emergency rule, filed April 1. It requires pharmacies that sell contraceptives to fill birth control prescriptions, including for the morning-after pill, without delay. His action followed two incidents in which a Chicago pharmacist refused to fill emergency contraceptive prescriptions because of moral opposition.

Under the rule, if the contraceptive is not in stock, the pharmacy must order it or transfer the prescription to another local pharmacy of the patient's choice. If the pharmacist will not fill the prescription because of a moral objection, another pharmacist must be available to fill it.

Let me translate that -- two pharmacists are suing because they were told to shut the fuck, stop complaining and do their job. Yeah, that's a much more concise way of putting it, don't you think?

When exactly did "religious freedom" become a protection to do absolutely anything you wanted based on your religious beliefs? Hey, my religion states that I can't go anywhere without a fully automatic weapon, even on airplanes. Try to stop me, I'll sue. Yes, it really is that stupid.

Memo to pro-life pharmacists: Let me make this really clear. Nobody gives a crap about your religious beliefs. They come in with prescriptions and they want them filled. If you can't do the job, clear out and make way for someone who can. It really doesn't get any simpler than that.

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