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Imagine you are a lady, and you are going through the sadness that comes with a miscarriage. This is one of those times in life, we imagine (as we are a dude), that you really don’t want to deal with any bullshit, just a guess? So you go to the doctor, and he gives you a prescription for Misoprostol, which will help your body pass the tissue, instead of having to go through an invasive, unpleasant procedure to extract it. Doc calls your scrip in to the friendly neighborhood Walmart, but the pharmacist refuses to fill it, because Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs. You see, this particular drug can ALSO cause an abortion, which is not a FUCKING PROBLEM if you have already miscarried, now is it? But that is exactly what happened to Brittany Cartrett of Milledgeville, Georgia:

“So we made the decision to not do a D&C and to get a medicine. So he said I’m going to give you this medicine, you’ll take it, and it will help you to pass naturally so that you don’t have to go the more invasive route”, said Brittany Cartrett.

The doctor’s office called the Milledgeville Walmart to fill the prescription but they were told no and they were not given a reason.

“So we found another place to fill it but I still had to go up there to get another prescription so when I went up there she asked if I had any questions about this prescription I said no I don’t but I do have a question about the other one. And she looks at my name and she says oh, well…I couldn’t think of a valid reason why you would need this prescription”, Cartrett said.

Oh, so we are not only dealing with a shitty pharmacist, we are dealing with a shitty pharmacist who thinks she’s a doctor, since she can’t even IMAGINE why Cartrett might need that drug. Maybe for the reason her doctor said? Unfortunately, this is perfectly legal in Georgia! You see, in many states, pharmacists are expected to do their fucking jobs, and fill the prescriptions that come in, doing only and always what’s best for their patients, but NOT IN GEORGIA! Nope, in that state, and several others, you can be a pharmacist and hide right behind your religious beliefs, choosing to give your patients subpar care, because you think Jesus is going to condemn you to the lake of fire for doing your job correctly.

It’s called a “conscience clause,” because conservatives like to give laws names that don’t remotely have anything to do with the actual effects of those laws. Pro-life? Sounds nice, but means “right up until the baby is born, but after that, fuck ’em.” Pro-family? Family is great, but it really means “fuck the gays.” Conscience clause? That’s the thing where you went to school for many years to become a pharmacist, and you even got good grades, but you choose instead to believe Pastor Joseph when he says that ‘bortion pills can cause ‘bortions even when the fetus is already dead, and contraception can cause ‘bortions even though it prevents pregnancy so you don’t need ‘bortions in the first place.

For the record, Walmart’s corporate offices are COMPLETELY okay with this! Walmart spokesgoon Brian Nick, in a statement to WGXA, said that “[o]ur pharmacists fill prescriptions on a case by case basis every day in our stores throughout the country and we encourage them to exercise their professional judgment in doing so.” That would be so nice, if they were using their actual professional judgment, instead of running everything by Pastor Joseph. Maybe Walmart needs to amend that policy, just maybe?

Several years back, yr Wonkette reported on a Florida woman who was raped, but ended up being arrested when filing her report, due to an old warrant. She was able to get the appropriate pills to prevent pregnancy (which Rick Santorum would remind us is a gift from God, even if it’s a rapey gift), but the prison employee responsible for administering the pills wouldn’t give her the second one, because Religious Beliefs, and also, Florida has a conscience clause too! She didn’t get pregnant, but ugh. Libertarians will just say, “go to a different pharmacist!,” but as Editrix pointed out at the time, some counties only have one pharmacist!

But good news, these horrible laws aren’t just for abortion and contraception anymore! Due to the fact that the gay agenda is threatening to throatcram even the good, Jesus-y red states, lawmakers are coming up with all kindsa new, fancy ways to use them. In Virginia, recently, state Delegate Bob Marshall has been trying to get a conscience clause passed which would give ANY entity the right to pummel a queer for lookin’ atcha funny deny any sorts of services or accommodations, due to Jesus thinks gayness is gross.

Of course, again, Brittany Cartrett did not want, or have, an abortion (even though that would be OK too because abortions are LEGAL). She had a miscarriage. But due to the womb-goblin men who pass these laws, and the dingbat “medical professionals” who exercise their rights to be Bad At Their Jobs freely because of them, Cartrett ended up having to work harder than usual, just to get the pills she needed to recover from the incident as quickly as possible.

How’s about, instead of passing laws like this, we instead pass “competency clauses,” which state that if your religious beliefs don’t allow you to do your job completely and correctly, then maybe you are not qualified to have that job and should maybe get a different job. Sounds like a fine fuckin’ idea to us.

[WGXA News]

 

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  • Lizzietish81

    In Indiana she could have been arrested for miscarrying the baby.

    • Virginia Dreaming

      And they wouldn’t serve her pizza either. What a crappy state.

      • chicken thief

        But Porter Novelli will change that! The perception, at least….

        • kindness

          Porter will serve her Chicago style pizza because that stuff while tasty isn’t pizza it’s a casserole.

    • jmk

      Georgia has hosted efforts to criminalize miscarriages, too, originating from the late Bobby Franklin, a delightful POS who also proposed amending the law to designate rape victims as “accusers” rather than “victims,” in part so they could be billed by the state for their medical treatment if the accused was acquitted.

      • Virginia Dreaming

        He sounds . . . No, I can’t say it even in jest. He sounds like an asshole.

        • sillyclucker

          Sounds like my neighbors and some of my relatives and co-workers. I really need some kittens before going to work today.

        • jmk

          He certainly was…

  • smashedinhat

    I wonder if the pharmacist would have an issue with filling a prescription for a garbage bag full of Oxy-80?

    • Virginia Dreaming

      I don’t think Rush Limbaugh’s pharmacist had a problem with it.

      • Tallmutha

        Is the “garbage bag full of Oxy-80” Rush, or is that the quantity of the prescription?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          THAT is a good question!

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Rush is the garbage bag, most definitely.

        • OctopiRage

          Yes.

      • Callyson

        The women who were foolish enough to marry Rushbo, OTOH…

    • JustPixelz

      Or viagra for a single man?

  • Tallmutha

    WGXA also contacted Brian Nick at Walmart’s corporate office who stated, “Our pharmacists fill prescriptions on a case by case basis every day in our stores throughout the country and we encourage them to exercise their professional judgment in doing so”.

    “In my professional judgment, Jeebus.”

    • PubOption

      This was not professional judgement, this was a case of ‘beliefs’ trumping professional judgement.

  • They won’t fill my prescription for Buttschecsol either, no matter how many times I tell them IT’S FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES!

    • Virginia Dreaming

      Was the prescription written by Dr. Feelgood, M.D.?

  • crunchyknee

    Fucking Christianists always forgetting what their Babby Jeebus said in their “holy” book – Matthew 7:3
    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

    • HogeyeGrex

      Et al.

    • amindofitsown

      I don’t know what all this talk about planks and sawdust is about, but the Lord don’t like no hypocrites. That’s why I tell the fags, atheists and liberals directly to they face they will burn in Hell. Now, let’s watch some overpaid athletes throw around a piece of dead pig skin!

  • cousin itt

    Isn’t a miscarriage considered an act of God? In such a case, the real abortionist is that fellow up in the sky.

    Life, life, life. Don’t talk to me about life.

    • memzilla
    • dshwa

      I so miss Douglas Adams.

    • Biff52

      I’m still waiting for someone to describe something really cool as an “act of god”. It’s always something shitty!

      • willi0000000

        . . . and it’s always a miracle when 257 people die but only one survives . . . no, you assholes . . . it’s a miracle if 258 people walk out of the flaming wreckage unhurt!

  • memzilla

    How I want, nay, crave, to read a story about a woman pharmacist refusing to fill a scrip for Viagra because if G-d had wanted you to have a boner She’d have given you one.

  • sillyclucker

    I wish I could afford to move out of this stupid backwoods state.

  • Spurning Beer

    Dear assholes,

    If your conscience is an impediment, don’t become a fucking pharmacist or obstetrician.

    Thank you,
    The Management

  • dshwa

    As a Pharmacist, I cannot even express how ragey this makes me. To paraphrase one of the docs I work with: You are here to TREAT THE PATIENT! Not the nurse, not the family, not your pastor, THE PATIENT!

  • unStunned

    Sanity Claus would be glad to help.

    • jmk

      Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! You can’t fool me. There ain’t no Sanity Clause!

      • willi0000000

        what about the first clause in Amendment II?

      • Vecciojohn

        Well, you win the white carnation.

  • Hawkeye15

    If you try to fire someone like this do you get hit with a lawsuit for religious discrimination?

    • Spurning Beer

      It depends on whether you have Deeply Held Religious Beliefs, and if they are as good as the plaintiff’s.

    • dshwa

      Probably depends on the state. If your state doesn’t have one of these stupid laws, then firing you is fair game. If it does, then you can’t touch them.

      • Spurning Beer

        I believe that in Florida, Georgia, and Arkansas, Conservatives are a protected class.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          The word Conservatives…it needs rabbit ears. “Conservatives”. Because these are the same seriously stupid people who sit in their pick-em-up trucks and idle them on Earth Day just to piss off the dirty hippies.

          • OctopiRage

            Also, too, rolling coal. But make sure you drop a nickel in the jar so little Suzy Jimbob Regina Jr. can get her breathing treatment.

          • nope

            l’il Suzy Jimbob Regina Jr. don’t need no donations for her breathing treatment. Medicaid pays for that. Keep yer dirty libtard commie gubmint hands off our Medicaid!

    • IANAL, but I would hazard that most states with this sort of law would also be At-Will employment states, so you could fire the pharmacist, but you couldn’t say you were firing them for their being a theocrat because of anti-discrimination laws.

  • HarryButtle

    It would really be wonderful if they applied these religious convictions to something other than ladyparts and buttsechs.

    • sillyclucker

      Or pizza, cake, flower arrangements and education.

    • Lizzietish81

      But that takes work and introspection.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      They’re not going to apply them to loving their neighbor as themselves, that’s for fucking sure.

      • willi0000000

        hell no! . . . i’m not jerking-off my neighbor!

      • amindofitsown

        “Love thy neighbor”…so, that means be nice up until the minute you find out that neighbor don’t beleev in Jeebus, then you can bash them all you want. For the Lawd, of course.

  • JustPixelz

    When part of my job was interviewing job candidates, we could not ask about religion (duh). But we could ask “Are there any job duties you can’t perform?” For this Walmart pharmacist, the answer is obviously “yes”. And I’ll bet they can’t fire him/her under that same law. (no snark, just griping)

    • Biff52

      I was able to ask if there was any shift or particular day(s) of the week they couldn’t come to work if necessary. It seemed that no matter how deeply held the applicant’s religious beliefs might have been, all that sweet sweet overtime trumped it. Always.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    It’ is about time we started permitting these deeply held religious beliefs to be practiced at will…on the floor of a coliseum filled with hungry large cats.

    • Querolous

      Hungry large cats that vote.

  • SnarkOff

    Let’s all start doing this at our places of business: “I’m sorry, Mr. Military Guy. I’m a Quaker and don’t believe in war, so I can’t sell you this wireless plan.” “I’d love to clean your house, but I’m a Jain and don’t believe in harming animals, and you have leather furniture.”

    • JustPixelz

      I don’t have a place of business. But the same can be done by not patronizing businesses that cannot simply say “We serve everyone. Fill any prescription here.”

  • Spotts1701

    If your God doesn’t approve of some aspects of your job, then the solution is to FIND ANOTHER JOB! It is not to become the Lord High Executioner of what is right and wrong for the people you are supposed to be providing service to.

    “A pharmacist has a duty to tell the truth and to act with conviction of conscience. A pharmacist avoids discriminatory practices, behavior or work conditions that impair professional judgment, and actions that compromise dedication to the best interests of patients.” – American Pharmacists Association Code of Ethics

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Ethics, schmethics, I’m on this Earth to push asshole Jehovah on EVERYONE.

      • sillyclucker

        That is EXACTLY the attitude here in GA ! Makes me ragey. Arggggg! !!11!!

    • Tallmutha

      You’re the one who discriminates for pointing that out.

    • LaylaOhGee

      I imagine that a certain type of sincerely-believing person enjoys the job as pharmacist for all kinds of judge-thy-neighbor reasons. They’ve got the skinny on everyone; they know who’s got the clap, who needs penis pills, which teenage girls are on the pill, and so on.

    • OctopiRage

      Much like the Oathkeepers keep cashing the checks but will wipe their ass with any oath they take if babby Jeebus might cry.

    • Querolous

      Find another job or find another god.

    • SterWonk

      “A pharmacist avoids discriminatory practices…”

      Ah, but they’re not being discriminatory – they’ll refuse to fill this perfectly legal prescription for any woman!

  • MasterD

    Have any of these conscience clauses been tested in court? If not, it’s time.

    • JustPixelz

      That path leads to the pharmacist (or florist or whatever) having to prove the sincerity of his/her conviction. Do you go to church every Sunday? Do you tithe? Have you ever broken your marriage vows? How much money do you give to the poor? Should be a good show.

      • MasterD

        I want to go after the constitutionality of the law itself. Take away the holy-roller exemption entirely.

        • JustPixelz

          I’ll bet it does violate The Amendment. It’s a slippery slope from refusing to fill a prescription to confiscating guns.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            If they’re not part of the well regulated militia, they don’t need fucking firearms.

    • Hardly Ideal

      Wasn’t there that one state that’s been getting bad press over a similar Super Freedom bill? The name escapes me.

  • Spurning Beer

    I have a great idea. I’ll get a job in a bank as a loan officer, then announce that as a devout Judeo-Christian, I am opposed to usury, and so cannot participate in any lending activities. Then play Free Cell in my cubicle all day until retirement. Sweet!

    • sillyclucker

      Good idea! I’ll get a job at Red Lobster but will refuse to serve lobster, crab and shrimp.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Legislative bodies writ large (but especially state leges) should have a competency clause stating that legislators have to prove their heads aren’t genetically attached to their anuses before they can propose legislation. Problem solved.

    • sillyclucker

      GA would be without a government.

      • elviouslyqueer

        GA The entire South would be without a government.

        FTFY.

        Oh. Wait.

  • JustPixelz

    In Virginia, recently, state Delegate Bob Marshall has been trying to get a conscience clause passed which would give ANY entity the right to deny any sorts of services or accommodations, due to Jesus thinks gayness is gross.

    Ruh roh. I’m thinking of moving to Virginia. I’m not a non-heterosexual, but don’t want to live where Christians have special rights. Maybe my vote will flip Virginia blue!

    • Virginia Dreaming

      Rural Virginia is just as conservative as any southern state, but the people in the cities help to balance out the derp.

      • chicken thief

        One of my kids went to Roanoke. I liked that city.

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Roanoke is nice. I’m on the other end of the state, the northern neck. A lot of people who will give the shirt of their back and fix you supper to go with it – face to face. But they hate atheist, librul, fags as a matter of principle. So I smile and nod a lot of the time.

        • OctopiRage

          I live near Roanoke and it re-elected that fucknut Bob Goodlatte and still has a weekly teabaggger meeting at the Holiday Inn. So it gets a bless their heart from me.

      • JustPixelz

        Norfolk. Seems OK on-line, though with perhaps more nuclear weapons than most places.

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Norfolk is pretty okay, so is VA Beach. Remember it is pronounced na-fok by the locals. The Navy does dominate the area to a large extent.

    • PsycWench

      Bob Marshall tries to get a lot of stuff passed along these lines (he was a proponent for the transvaginal ultrasound requirement for an abortion) but hardly any of his legislation is passed and I’m pretty sure his district keeps him around for entertainment value. They have a terrible sense of humor.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marshall_%28Virginia_politician%29

    • Unrepentant Atheist

      Having lived in VA, there is plenty of Church movement there, excessive state, county, city taxes, welfare abound and not a single street makes sense where it is going.

  • Bill Slider

    Competency laws would be great, but who wants to author legislation that would lead to higher unemployment, by a lot?

    • OctopiRage

      Carly Fiorina?

      • Blank Ron

        She’d never author this one. It’d put HER out of a job. Forever.

        • behaveyrself

          FWIW, she does a fine job of putting herself out of a job.

  • Ellis_Weiner

    “How’s about, instead of passing laws like this, we instead pass “competency clauses,” which state that if your religious beliefs don’t allow you to do your job completely and correctly, then maybe you are not qualified to have that job and should maybe get a different job.”

    This, this, a thousand times this.

    • OctopiRage

      When we do can we retroactively apply it to some of these fuckwits?

  • dshwa

    I should state that technically, the Pharmacist is correct in that misoprostol is not approved by the FDA for this use. But the drug is used for this quite frequently, and there’s good literature supporting it. There was a pretty big kerfuffle when the drug was approved that it could not be used as an abortifacient and I’m pretty sure it is illegal to do so. She had the right to question the doctor about this when he called, but once determining that it was being used to treat fetal demise without miscarriage, that should have been that. As I said before, her job is to treat the patient.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You’re giving this nitwit the benefit of the doubt, which is admirable, I suppose, but I doubt very much that ANY of that entered their pea size Jeebus addled brain.

      • dshwa

        Oh I doubt she did her required due diligence, which pisses me off. If it was for a viable fetus, then yes she shouldn’t fill it because it would be illegal to do so. But since the doc was on the phone with her calling it in, that could have been confirmed with him/her easily. A Pharmacist’s right to not fill a prescription is our last line of defense against harming a patient, and seeing it used inappropriately as it was in this case makes me very stabby.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Understandably so.

        • Unrepentant Atheist

          Thank you for explaining in more detail what the article didn’t.

          • dshwa

            You’re welcome. This sort of behavior touches a nerve for me, as my right to refuse to fill is the last option I have if I believe a prescription is potentially harmful. It’s there to protect patients, and the abuse of it by these religious zealots puts it at risk of being taken away, which endangers patient care.

            This is professional misconduct in my mind. Your job is to treat the patient, and that means respecting their beliefs in regards to their care and not overriding them with your own. Somehow that message didn’t sink in to far too many Pharmacists in their schooling. And a few Doctors I know as well.

    • Vecciojohn

      Off label prescriptions are common and any pharmacist would know that.

      • dshwa

        That’s very true. If I didn’t fill orders that were being used off label I’d have a pretty slow day. (hmmmm…) Using it as an abortifacient is one of those off label uses that we’re actually not supposed to fill for legally (unlike the rest of the time where it’s NBD), but a quick check with the doc could have confirmed the fetal demise, at which point there should have been no hesitancy for the Pharmacist to fill. This nitwit appears to not have even checked, which is what pisses me off.

        • Blank Ron

          He didn’t need to check. Jesus clearly told him what it was going to be used for.

  • Charismatic_dairy_goats

    This and mailing check to the IRS, all in one morning! So many stabby feelings, so early in the week.

  • Mavenmaven

    I’m sorry sir, you can’t have that medication because it is not kosher.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It’s not Halal…Sharia law compels me to not serve you!

  • chicken thief

    I’m glad Britt found out why the prescription wasn’t filled when called in, but after finding out, I hope she refused to buy the second prescription from that particular Wal-mart and took her biz to the other place.

  • Virginia Dreaming

    Wow, could you imagine the shit storm if a Scientologist Pharmacist was hired in Georgia?

    • Msgr_Moment

      Or a Christian Scientist.

      • amindofitsown

        Not possible, oxymoron.

        • Msgr_Moment

          Isn’t Rush Limbaugh an oxymoran?

    • Maybe THAT would take away their tax exemption.

  • Belasaurius

    if only General Sherman had done a more thorough job…

    • Steverino247

      Bummer…

  • Cindy Gross

    We need to stop giving special rights to people who believe in certain types of religion. Stay out of the private decisions between me and my doctor. It’s my life – not yours.

    • Blank Ron

      To them it isn’t your life. Their God loaned it to you and you are obligated to use it the way He intended.
      What’s that you say? You don’t know what the intent was?
      That’s okay, there are brave, selfless RTCs who will Godsplain it to you…

  • Rickyphoo

    No snark. I am so fucking sick of these “religious” assholes.

  • Usedtobeyellerdawg

    If I were in a state legislature, I would propose the “Competency Bill” today. Kudos. I hope someone who is in a position to do so, does.

    • Adam

      But for reference, see all the previously-named bills that mean the exact opposite. Therefore, a “Competency Bill” would actually end up being a justification to be brutally incompetent and get protected from consequences for it.

      Seriously though, fuck that asshole pharmacist and any others like him. No votes (obviously), just make him fuck off.

  • Vecciojohn

    Hey, drug boy. Nobody’s asking you to pay for the prescription or take the damn thing yourself.

    • Blank Ron

      He wouldn’t be a RTC if he allowed other people to do things he personally disapproved of.

  • Paperless Tiger

    The Republicans are trying to teach us all a lesson. Whatever that may be, what most people have learned is, don’t ever vote Republican. So the Republicans built special machines to vote for them. Now the lesson is, get rid of those machines.

  • automaticpilot

    As someone who has needed to take that drug because of a miscarriage, this makes me so fucking mad. I can’t even snark about it, which makes me sad, too.

    • LaylaOhGee

      I’m sorry for your loss.

      No one deserves to be embarrassed by a medical “professional,” especially not when they’re hurting physically and emotionally. Humans lacking humanity are fuckers.

    • dshwa

      I’m sorry my profession hasn’t done more to stand up to our own who do this sort of crap.

      • Guest

        thank you.

  • georgiaburning

    You mean they also sell drugs INSIDE the Walmart?

    • Sam Hain

      It’s the only reason the employees show up.

  • borbor1

    Sometimes I think religion is really just an excuse for bad behavior.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I thought it was atheism that was supposed to be an excuse for bad behavior. Huh.

      • Nope, atheism is an excuse for not doing good behaviour. As in “give to the poor? HAHAHA what do you think I am some kind of RELIGIONIST? AYN RAND beeyotches!”

        But then so many Ayn Rand fans claim to be Christian as well, which just explodes my medulla oblongata.

    • dshwa

      Only Sometimes?

  • beatbort

    Two pieces of advice (not to the woman in the story, who has already suffered enough mail condescension, but to any other women in Georgia who might be savvy enough to read Wonkette):
    1. Move out of Georgia
    2. Never do business at WalMart

    • beatbort

      I meant “male” condescension, not “mail” condescension. Of course.

      • Steverino247

        I don’t think the USPS will allow you to ship that.

    • Hardly Ideal

      I really wonder how the libertarian logic would work in these situations.
      Lib: GO TO A DIFFERENT PHARMACIST
      Lady: But there’s only one in town!
      Lib: MOVE OUT OF THAT TOWN
      Lady: I can’t just move away to a new place!

      What’s the logical conclusion? “YOU’RE FUCKED”?

      • Joseph

        Libertarians always miss the obvious solution, ‘hit the pharmacist with a stick until compliance is achieved.” This has a codicil, ‘hit the libertarian with a stick until they shut the fuck up.”

    • Blank Ron

      My brother-in-law-to-be keeps trying to get me to move TO Georgia. I need to start sending him these stories.
      And the only reason I shop at Wally World is because of their artificial banana split flavour ice cream sammiches…

  • AnOuthouse

    As a dedicated Marxist I believe opiates are for the people and no prescription should be necessary.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Opiates are the mass of my religion.

      • Hardly Ideal

        I think something is getting metaphorgotten here.

      • I CRAM COCA LEAVES INTO MY ARM VEINS STRAIGHT OFF THE TREE

  • Jesus sent this lady to a walmart pharmacy, so that this righteous Christian could deliver gods message. “Stop being a slut”. Jesus works in mysterious ways and is sometimes an asshole. Just like me, only a bit more unconscionable.

    • maman

      And the baby Jesus wants you to die of a puerperal infection

    • Joseph

      This is why I carry a cane. So I can apply the requisite number of the Strokes of Correction.

  • JParkerSD46

    Not than I needed another one, but here’s one more reason why I will never go into a Walmart.

  • Callyson

    • crisptickle

      Who is this beauty?

      • Callyson

        Er, um…you’ve got me. I did a Google Image search and liked the photo so I downloaded it. Guess I’m out of it when it comes to popular culture…

        • Andrea Jacobsen

          Erm… Sebastian Stann… guy who was the Winter Soldier. I think…

  • BeckyLB

    I’ve experienced similar. I’m transgender, and I’ve had plenty of pharmacists refuse to fill my hormone prescription, coz they don’t feel “comfortable” handing a “man” a bottle of estrogen.

    • LemonySnicket

      That never occured to me. That’s HORRIBLE. Inexcusable. Who cares if they “feel comfortable “? If they want to feel comfortable, let them go see their doctors for something. When you’re the patient, it’s their job to make you comfortable, not the other way around.

      This is why I’m basically a hermit. I don’t want to risk running into these awful, judgmental, self righteous assholes.

      • BeckyLB

        Part and parcel of being trans in a rural area, sadly. For awhile, I’d just have by wife go in and pick up the script.

        Thankfully, I’ve got a decent doctor and my meds come va mail-order pharmacy now, so no more bigots.

    • Blank Ron

      A friend of mine who’s transitioning from F to M has had issues with that – no-one’s actually denied him his meds, but it took him while to find a pharmacy where nobody considered it an issue. And it’s a small one, not a chain. Go figure.

  • maman

    Can’t wait til some pharmacist refuses to give someone with an STD an antibiotic because it is “God’s Will”

  • Ricky Gay

    gah

  • ThatDale

    I really must stop reading these things during my lunch break.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    First, do harm.

  • amindofitsown

    It never ceases to amaze me how such educated people (the pharmacist) can be so stupid.

    • Hardly Ideal

      As I like to say, it must take a big brain to be that dumb.

      • Terry Call

        It’s too bad stupid isnt painful!

        • MrCanoehead

          Only to others.

    • dshwa

      Education isn’t always a mark of the ability to think.

  • phantomreader42

    A “conscience clause” for people with no conscience.

  • Me not sure

    All I can say is it’s good thing pharmacies don’t sell guns……. Oh, wait…”so I’ll take this 9mm Glock , two boxes of ammo and my anti-psychotics… Can I pay by check?”

  • Politics_Nerd

    Numbers 5:24

    • johnmburt1960

      I don’t see a conscience clause there….

  • sudden_eyes

    There’s a Walmart ad on my page. Perfect.

  • Me not sure

    If you have a prescription that an MD has judged to be appropriate it should be the law that the pharmacy has to fill it. Pharmacists who don’t should have their license pulled. If you won’t do the job, why go to the trouble of getting licensed? These people are only in it for themselves and the money, the patient be damned!

    • Blank Ron

      My pharmacy-tech intended would tell you that that describes WAY too many pharmacists, Jesus-y and not.

  • DahBoner

    instead of having to go through an invasive, unpleasant procedure to extract it.

    Who would Jesus have kicked when they’re down?
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  • KenRob

    I’m surprised the cops didn’t arrest her & leave her rotting in jail if she has no way to prove she didn’t cause the miscarriage, as many have already done. There are more than 300 women sitting in Red State jails at this time for having miscarriages & stillbirths.

  • RC

    several years ago they tried that bullshit in Washington State and our then Gov. Christine Gregoire wasn’t having any of that. She told them if they didn’t want to fill scrips to get another job!

  • gingerland62

    Remember that part of the Bible where Jesus was really mean to the lepers.

  • Sarah

    I live in a state where it’s legal to buy up to 10 insulin syringes without a prescription. I keep assorted syringes on hand for my livestock, but I usually mail order them (along with the drugs my vet prescribes). I once gave a friend some tiny doses of antibiotics (for a lamb, in an emergency) in the last of my tiny syringes and asked the friend to pick up more. Walmart’s policy is that they won’t “break” a box of insulin syringes- you have to buy a box of 12 dozen, which would require a prescription. The pharmacist informed my friend of this AFTER checking her ID and entering her info into the computer… and told her that the policy was to prevent “the wrong people” from buying syringes…

    So I guess Walmart thinks that people struggling with drug addiction don’t deserve sterile needles…

  • Patricia Chant

    Does Walmart dispense narcotics? I’m sure they’re concerned about drug addiction. I don’t shop at Walmart, never did never will.

  • kfreed

    Lesson: Do not get your prescriptions filled by Walmart (as if we needed yet another reason to stay the hell away from Walmart).

    Lesson: Do not elect Republicans. They’re responsible for making this shit legal based on their notions of “religious freedom” for any douche or corporate “person” douche with a fundie ax to grind… usually right into our unsuspecting skulls.

  • kfreed

    I’m not keen on my medical diagnosis being made by an exorcist. Count me in: “we instead pass “competency clauses,” which state that if your religious beliefs don’t allow you to do your job completely and correctly, then maybe you are not qualified to have that job”

    • VirginiaLady

      This plain and simple.

  • Guest

    Satan shops for drugs at WalMart in Georgia.

  • Sam Hain

    Your rights end where mine begin, what’s so fucking hard to understand about that!

  • lesterthegiantape

    If I want a second opinion, I’ll go to another doctor, not a pharmacist, thanks.

  • Kenneth Ketchum

    then why do they even stock the drug? likely for their own use//friends and family that you know, have a slutty kid that got “knocked up” by some poor riff raff and that’s a good sound, wholesome, right wing reason to get an abortion,

    which reminds me of my high school days, when the poor trailer park girls got pregnant, they walked around school, class to class lugging their huge baby belly,

    but the “nice christian girls”, were the ones having the abortions, then everyone would find out about it and it ended up being very dramatic,

    which also reminds me of the fact that inner city girls and the “poor” city girls, they have child after child after child, “just pumping out babies to get a bigger and bigger welfare check”, so if they aren’t getting the abortions, who are?

    “there is no way you are bringing a child into this world that’s from that sort of riffraff, now tammy, what were you thinking? what if the pastor found out?”

  • Kenneth Ketchum

    “mommy, why did you and daddy make me get an abortion when you keep saying planned parenthood and abortion is evil?”

    “well, honey, you see, we pay for our mistakes, with cash, but those people want to use our tax dollars and also, if we can just make it so the occasional poor person cannot even begin to afford an abortion, there will be no witnesses in the waiting areas”,

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