Friday, March 09, 2007

Kroger responds to denied 'morning after' pill request

This is good. At least it's a better policy than some other chains which don't seem to care one way or the other. But I wish they would just drop this sort of crap -

The Cincinnati-based grocery chain said if its pharmacists object to fulfilling a request, the store must "make accommodations to have that prescription filled for our customer."
and say if its pharmacists object to fulfilling a request, they can damn well find themselves another job.

Do health insurance companies allow claims examiners to deny covered claims relating to abortions? Do convenience stores allow clerks to deny the sale of adult magazines? Fuck no. They do that and get fired. So why are the pharmacists treated differently? Make them do their jobs.

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briteness said...

You are right. It is a shame that we live in a world where it is so often required that so many people do things as part of their jobs that are morally questionable (or worse), but that is the world that we got. It is the duty of people who have principles and convictions, and who would live upright lives in this crooked society, to find employment that does not compromise their stands. This can be very difficult, at times, and can very often mean making less cash, but it is the better way.

Chris Howard said...

Hmm, I think we're coming at this from different angles. I don't actually believe that these pharmacists have the moral high ground. They're welcome to whatever morality thay wish to pursue, as long as it doesn't step on the rights of others.