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  1. #1 'Pro-Life' Drugstores Market Beliefs 
    When DMC Pharmacy opens this summer on Route 50 in Chantilly, the shelves will be stocked with allergy remedies, pain relievers, antiseptic ointments and almost everything else sold in any drugstore. But anyone who wants condoms, birth control pills or the Plan B emergency contraceptive will be turned away.

    That's because the drugstore, located in a typical shopping plaza featuring a Ruby Tuesday, a Papa John's and a Kmart, will be a "pro-life pharmacy" -- meaning, among other things, that it will eschew all contraceptives.

    The pharmacy is one of a small but growing number of drugstores around the country that have become the latest front in a conflict pitting patients' rights against those of health-care workers who assert a "right of conscience" to refuse to provide care or products that they find objectionable.
    I have no problem with this. What do you guys think?

    The people at DU are not happy with this.
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    Link please.

    I have no problem with it, as I think private businesses should be able to stock whatever items they want. However, I do not believe all "pro-lifers" eschew all forms of contraception. For example, I thought that opposition to barrier contraception was limited to Catholics...am I incorrect in this thinking?
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    I think its a great idea. Private business can do whatever they like.
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    I have zero problem with it. Independence is what makes my country great and trying to cater to everyone is just silly. Like religious groups that have their own banks - that reflect their moral standards - I think the idea is outstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Link please.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

    The only way I might have a problem is if it was in a very small community and it was the only pharmacy available. Even my tiny town has 3 pharmacies!! 2000 people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?hpid=topnews

    The only way I might have a problem is if it was in a very small community and it was the only pharmacy available. Even my tiny town has 3 pharmacies!! 2000 people.
    Why? If there is a demand, other pharmacies could move in and compete with the pharmacy denying contraceptives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Why? If there is a demand, other pharmacies could move in and compete with the pharmacy denying contraceptives.


    I doubt if they would get there in time!
    I think it's wonderful if they stand behind their beliefs but as medical providers, is it right that they force others to?



    Some critics question how such pharmacies justify carrying drugs, such as Viagra, for male reproductive issues, but not those for women.

    "Why do you care about the sexual health of men but not women?" asked Anita L. Nelson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "If he gets his Viagra, why can't she get her contraception?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post


    I doubt if they would get there in time!
    I think it's wonderful if they stand behind their beliefs but as medical providers, is it right that they force others to?
    People aren't being forced to go into the pharmacy and buy items.
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    I think what they are doing is fine. I just feel it would be wrong if they were the only source of pharmaceuticals in the area.
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    I read this in the Post this morning, and I have no problem with it being done this way. I have a problem with pharmacists who are employees in chains like Rite Aid or CVS decing on their own what prescriptions they feel they can "morally" fill, but if they want to open their own pharmacies, it's their call what to stock.

    The only issue I would have is if they retained a prescription they disagreed with, and did not return it to the customer so she could go elsewhere; apparently this has happened in a few places. I would sue any pharmacist who did not return to me a prescription he was not going to fill. In return, he would probably sue me for all the reconstructive dental work he would be needing after that encounter.
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