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PLAN B: Objectors should have to post a notice to that effect

Letter by Donald E. Proctor, Sumner on Feb. 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 37 Comments »
February 24, 2012 2:10 pm

Our laws should allow pharmacies to follow their own conscience if, and only if, they are willing to make that conscience known to all. If they don’t want to dispense Plan B medications, they should be required to post a readily recognized notice of such policy at all entryways. The public is then free to decide whether or not they want to patronize that place of business, either to show support or disagreement with such policy.

In small towns that perhaps have only one pharmacy, a couple contemplating a sexual encounter might be well advised to know the policy of their only pharmacy before getting too amorous, especially if pregnancy is not an acceptable situation. I suppose prudent individuals could purchase Plan B medication ahead of time if they are too remotely located.

Individual pharmacists should exercise their right to religious freedom by refusing to work in any pharmacy that has policies contrary to their religious beliefs.

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