I know we’ve done this before, but I’m still frustrated by this issue.
In this story, we discover that Washington State’s new rules requiring pharmacists to dispense Plan B are being challenged. I knew this would happen. The suing pharmacists continue to feel that their beliefs are more important than their customers’ needs.
I can not get behind the idea that someone’s beliefs, whether religious-based or otherwise, can dictate whether a woman will be able to get her Plan B prescription filled.
The article highlights another problem with some pharmacists:
I guess what it comes down to for me is that if you don’t want to dispense all forms of medication, then you should not become a pharmacist. Don’t even start down that career path knowing that you will eventually have to sell people birth control, condoms, and dispense Plan B if a doctor prescribes it. If you’ve come to this belief later in life, then I guess you should start looking for a new profession.