I don't usually go into political diatribes here. I find the sorts of political arguments that one gets into on the Internet tedious. But I'm making a rare exception here, because it's something I feel strongly about. I'm shaking out the ole boycott rug to protest pharmacists that refuse to fill contraception prescriptions. The idea of someone, anyone at all, mucking with my or any woman's decisions about her body and her life gets me spitting mad. As such, Target will no longer be receiving my consumer dollars until they revamp their policies since apparently, Target is A-OK with their pharmacists being righteous misogynists.
For more links and rants, check out cmpriest's information-filled post and jinzi's very eloquent letter of protest.
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In a small rural town in Australia, there is a pharmacist that refuses to stock condoms. He is the only place in town that would normally sell them. The rural teenage pregnancy rate is twice the urban pregancy rate. But the pharmacist is a Catholic and so selling condoms is To Go Against God.
Fortunately, it is against the law not to supply a prescription here in Australia. But our health minister is rabidly pro life, so I would not be at all surprised if he tried to bring in a law about making the contraceptive pill a voluntary script.
I bet any women that go to the Catholic pharmacy to get the Pill get Seriously Shunned. Never mind that some of us take it mostly to stop the pain. It has the side effect of (mostly) stopping pregnancy! The horror!
Alas, I can't remember the name. I heard it on the radio recently. The town is in NSW and starts with "M."
It may be Moree, but I think Moree would have more than one pharmacy, and this town definitely only has the one.
His reason for not stocking condoms is that it encourages sin, especially among teenagers. Now, I'm not in favour of indiscrimanate sex either, and I do worry about the culture of sex portrayed in magazines (picked up Cleo or Cosmo lately?).
BUT, I would rather see that the things are readily available. Kids have always experimented with sex, so at least condoms make it safe.