Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"Pharmacies" with a "conscience"  

This is scary.

"Pro-life" drugstores. Pharmacies that will allow their beliefs to take precedent over their customer's health. The new DMC Pharmacy in Chantilly is an example of one, which will turn people away if they come in asking for condoms, birth control pills, or plan B emergency contraception. This is ridiculous. Those in the health industry should not be allowed to let their personal beliefs interfere with what our bodies need. If we can't count on pharmacies and doctors to honor our reproductive rights, who can we count on?

"We try to practice pharmacy in a way that we feel is best to help our community and promote healthy lifestyles," said Lloyd Duplantis, who owns Lloyd's Remedies in Gray, La., and is a deacon in his Catholic church. "After researching the science behind steroidal contraceptives, I decided they could hurt the woman and possibly hurt her unborn child. I decided to opt out."

Health lifestyles. Right. Imagine a world where women are made to feel dirty and immoral for taking birth control pills. Where STDs are spreading like wildfire because people do not have access to the proper contraceptives to stop epidemics like HIV and Syphilis. Where sexually active people have to travel to other counties or states because their local drugstores are "pro-choice" and therefore deny them basic contraceptives. And people without cars or driver's licenses have no way of traveling to these other drugstores and are forced to have unprotected sex. Condoms are being sold under the table in towns with only "pro-choice" pharmacies, and the sellers aren't always reliable, so buyers could unknowingly be purchasing expired or broken condoms. Unwanted pregnancies are everywhere, adoption agencies are so jam-packed that they have to turn some babies away, women are doing desperate things like binge-drinking or throwing themselves down stairs to abort their pregnancies. Teenagers who want to have sex but have no access to information are forced to Google it, or ask their friends. The population is growing at uncontrollable rates because women are having 8, 10, 12, or 15 children in their lifetimes.

"Healthy lifestyle"? Not really.

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3 comments: to “ "Pharmacies" with a "conscience"

  • June 17, 2008 at 4:48 PM  

    It makes no fucking sense why someone "pro-life", as in "anti-choice",
    anti-abortion", would refuse people the right to preventative measures! You don't want people to be able to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy, so you force people to have unwanted pregnancies??? Idiots.

  • June 17, 2008 at 6:39 PM  

    I know. Seems like they would rather have unwanted pregnancies that cause the mother or the child to be miserable, instead of issuing birth control to prevent such a situation.

    It's really mind-boggling.

  • June 17, 2008 at 10:25 PM  

    I told my fiance about this and he didn't think we have any right to complain because the business owner has the right to do what he wants.

    I hate this capitalist nation... where the rights of companies override the rights of people, especially the rights of women...