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PLAN B: Thank extremists from the past

Letter by Larry R. Crossman, Roy on Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm with 11 Comments »
February 28, 2012 12:54 pm

Re: “Don’t give in to extremists” (letter, 2-21).

To call a pharmacist a religious extremist for objecting to life-ending procedures is like calling the people who objected to slavery extremists. The people in Germany who objected to Hitler’s final solution were the extremists of their day. A holocaust is still a holocaust to the innocent victims, even if it is socially acceptable.

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  1. Theefrinker says:

    Speaking of incongruent thoughts, the issue isn’t about pharmacists objecting to life-ending procedures; that’s not their business. The issue is about pharmacists objecting to the sale of life-preventing drugs.

  2. wildcelticrose says:

    So if a woman is raped or the condom breaks and she doesn’t have a choice of pharmacies in her rural area, she can’t get the medication she needs in the very short time frame required.

    This is another slippery slope. Suppose the only pharmacist in town doesn’t think that any woman should be on birth control? Suppose they think that those who have HIV/AIDS are being punished by god and should not receive their life saving drugs?

    If pharmacists don’t want to follow the rules/regulations/laws that apply their well paid profession, perhaps they should find a different line of work that allows them to “speak for god”.

  3. I wish I had such say in my own profession! Wow, if you cannot in a clear conscience DO YOUR JOB then move out of the way because there’s someone else who will. Rx’s are NOT God! Get over yourselves. I don’t go to church to have sex, so PLEASE don’t preach to me about Plan B at the Rx.

  4. APimpNamedSlickback says:

    Larry:

    The people who objected to slavery were extremists in their day, as were the Germans who objected to Hitler’s final solution in their communities. A pharmacist who uses his own religious beliefs to supercede the legitimacy of a prescription his profession ethically requires him to fill is also an extremist.

    The difference between pharmacists and these other groups is that aboloitionists and “good Germans” were right; anti-Plan B pharmacists are not.

  5. It’s funny how the same people go into tantrums if a salesperson chooses to wish them “happy holidays”.

  6. alindasue says:

    wildcelticrose said, “So if a woman is raped or the condom breaks and she doesn’t have a choice of pharmacies in her rural area, she can’t get the medication she needs in the very short time frame required.”

    The “very short time frame required” is three days.

    Even if there is only one drug store in town, there’s probably two or three in the next town. That’s probably where she’d have to go if she were sick or injured, right? If she can find her way to the next town to visit a doctor, she can probably get to a drug store there too.

    But, let’s play by your reasoning. Even if she can’t get out of town, both amazon.com and drugstore.com (both reputable) sell Plan B. With expedited shipping, she can have the drug delivered to her doorstep well within the three day threshold.

    For some reason “women’s issues” seem to get special treatment. All male schools were deemed “bad” and so they were made into co-ed schools – but all female schools are allowed to continue. If a man and woman have sex together, she alone gets to “choose” what to do if she becomes pregnant – yet he often must “take responsibility” (pay child support) if she chooses to keep the baby. Now there’s talk of panic if his condom tears – as if she’s not expected to have also taken birth control measures of her own…

    Don’t get me wrong. Even though I am clearly pro-life, I’m not against the use of Plan B as an emergency contraceptive. It is especially useful during the treatment of a woman who has been sexually assaulted.

    That said, I don’t feel that a pharmacy that chooses not to carry it for any reason, moral or otherwise, should be obligated to carry it any more than they are obligated to carry any other drug.

  7. took14theteam says:

    So broken rubber woman should plan ahead and purchase the Plan B medication and keep it stocked in her bathroom. If the birth control fails, or God forbid she gets raped (and if she did get raped, the Hospital would probably be able to dispense the drug. And we know from someone that for the last ten years BC has been provided in religious hospitals) she would be prepared.

    Typical Democrat solution. Look for the cure after the problem instead of looking for prevention to said problem.

  8. Or how about if police and judges thank laws only apply to certain groups.

    T14 – the Rpot solution is to deny there is a problem and thus no need for a solution.

  9. There are many corollaries to Godwin’s law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself)[3] than others.[1] For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

  10. Comparing any of this to Hitler’s Germany, on any level from any perspective is way over the top. Bringing Nazi’s into this make the whole pointless. Time to shut down this thread and go to the next.

  11. The people in Germany who objected to Hitler’s final solution were the extremists of their day.

    Really? Please share your contemporaneous documents that support that claim.

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