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I thought that with the recent discussions of OTC emergency contraception, that this news story was rather poingant, relevant, and moreover sad.

A rape victim was unable to get EC because no one carried it--the one pharmacy that did refused to dispense it on moral grounds.

The article is here.

The article contains some interesting tidbits, like the statment that FDA scientists are resigning over the decisions made.

What do you all think?

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My own personal feeling is that refusing to dispense a legally prescribed medication should be grounds for the revocation of the pharmacist's licence and the licence of his/her employer to dispense prescription medication. But with the right-wing fundies (I will not sully the word "Christian" by associating that word with them) working to increase teenage pregnancy, there is not much chance of that happening.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

- Galileo

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I have been away for quite a while, so I'm not sure if this website has come up yet: Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out
quote: provides a safe space for survivors of sexual assault to share their experiences with emergency contraception (EC or the "morning-after pill"). The website aims to raise awareness about the important role of EC during a time of crisis. Please note that some of the material on this website may bring up unexpected feelings for survivors of sexual assault.

I think stories and sites like these are extremely relevent when topics like these come up.

I'm with bobolink on this. This is prescibed medication and for a woman in this situation, it is very much an emergency issue. The pharmicists job is to dispense medication. If they can stop BC and EC from being dispensed on 'moral' grounds then what's next?

Consciously Naive

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Wow, i have never hear of anything like this before. If anything like that happend where im from, (hamilton, Ontario, Canada) people would raise Cain. Its simlpy not right, i so many ways , this 20 year young women is now forced to have a baby, not by her will, but by the will of the assulter and the phamacy!!!( basicly)
this troubles me and i hope this happens to no one else.

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