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    Women sue Wal-Mart over contraception

    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Three Massachusetts women backed by pro-abortion rights groups sued Wal-Mart on Wednesday, saying the retail giant violated state law by failing to stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacies.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/02/01/wa....ap/index.html
    What is so hard about just being responsible using birthcontrol during sex instead of the next day? There isn't a pill to prevent STD's so what would they do if they got an STD?

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    What is so hard about just being responsible using birthcontrol during sex instead of the next day?
    Nothing for normal people. But this is all about targeting the evil empire that is Wal-Mart. I hope it goes before a judge with a brain and gets thrown out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sisters
    the retail giant violated state law by failing to stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacies.

    What is so hard about just being responsible using birthcontrol during sex instead of the next day? There isn't a pill to prevent STD's so what would they do if they got an STD?
    Um... let's see...

    Rape? Broken Condom? Slipped Diaphragm? There is no 100% effective birth control.

    How about simply that it is the law in Mass. that pharmacies have to supply it?
    Or this? That a prescription is between a woman and her doctor- and it's no one else's business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishMist
    Um... let's see...

    Rape? Broken Condom? Slipped Diaphragm? There is no 100% effective birth control.

    How about simply that it is the law in Mass. that pharmacies have to supply it?
    Or this? That a prescription is between a woman and her doctor- and it's no one else's business?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishMist
    How about simply that it is the law in Mass. that pharmacies have to supply it?
    Or this? That a prescription is between a woman and her doctor- and it's no one else's business?
    The suit will decide whether or not it is actually state law.
    "Massachusetts pharmacies are required to stock all medications that are commonly prescribed to meet the usual needs of the community," Perkins said.
    Let's go ahead and tie up the courts with bull***t. Personally if I can't find what I'm looking for I go somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    The suit will decide whether or not it is actually state law.
    Let's go ahead and tie up the courts with bull***t. Personally if I can't find what I'm looking for I go somewhere else.
    No, it is the law.

    But I agree, this is bull-puckey. To have to go to court to force a pharmacy to fulfill it's duty... bull-puckey to the max. Can you imagine if it were Viagra that they wouldn't dispense?? Congress would hold an emergency meeting!!

    As far as going to another pharmacy- that's fine if: there's another one to go to AND the pharmacist at WalMart didn't keep your prescription and refuse to return it.

    It's a slippery slope. It's shameful that anyone has to go to court to have lawfully prescribed prescriptions filled. (That also includes birth control.)

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    If in the case of rape then it should be given at the hospital upon reporting the rape. I'm not saying there aren't situations when it's a good drug. It's just irresponsible to have unprotected sex period and not just because of unwanted pregnancies.

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    May be more here than meets the eye ladies. Some pharmacists have actually been fired for refusing to fill this prescription. They consider it to be "abortion," and refuse to give it to the women. If he pharmacist(s) in the instant case refuse to stock this medication due to this reason, then a lawsuit is the only remedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sisters
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Three Massachusetts women backed by pro-abortion rights groups sued Wal-Mart on Wednesday, saying the retail giant violated state law by failing to stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacies....
    I think that I heard, by law, a pharmacy must stock commonly used drugs. This is not a "commonly used" drug. By that I mean, people don't come in every day with this prescription. It would have to be special ordered from their supplier.

    I was very sick last year and on special medication. It was a real hassle getting the drugs from my pharmacy. They had to special order them each month for me--and they got the prescription wrong every month. I was on a very specific regimen and had to take my medication at a precise time and couldn't miss a day. So, I worried each month that I wouldn't get my refill in time.

    My pharmacy did not stock my medicine because it was very expensive. They told me that they have to buy it from the supplier and cannot return it. Since it wasn't ordered very often, they chose to buy it only when a customer brought in a prescription. Perhaps, this is also Walmart's procedure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sisters
    If in the case of rape then it should be given at the hospital upon reporting the rape. I'm not saying there aren't situations when it's a good drug. It's just irresponsible to have unprotected sex period and not just because of unwanted pregnancies.
    Do you really think it is that simple? You are assuming that every rape victim goes to the hospital. There are many cases when women don't report their rapes. In my own situation, I was threatened and scared for the safety of myself and loved ones. Additionally, many times the media and the court rooms are not sympathetic to date rape victims. If I had access to this drug back then damn right I would have taken it. It isn't fun to be 14 years old and terrified that you might be pregant due to being raped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterj
    Do you really think it is that simple? You are assuming that every rape victim goes to the hospital. There are many cases when women don't report their rapes. In my own situation, I was threatened and scared for the safety of myself and loved ones. Additionally, many times the media and the court rooms are not sympathetic to date rape victims. If I had access to this drug back then damn right I would have taken it. It isn't fun to be 14 years old and terrified that you might be pregant due to being raped.
    No, that's horrible, Masterj. I'm sorry that you had to go through that.

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    People don't see the control and power issues here. These "men" with their religious views are using their position as a pharmacist to "impose" and force their views and beliefs on women.

    If the "men" don't feel they should stock and fullfil these RX, then they have the ultimate control and power if a women will have an unwanted baby due to "unfortunate circumstances".

    These men were hired to do a job. That is to fill RX for everyone, not just "some people" whom they feel should receive the RX because they "don't want to".

    Frankly, I will not allow anyone to "force" their religous view upon me, especially when it comes to doing their job or not.

    This is all about what power and control guised up(once again) in religious and moral views.

    Wal Mart is a national chain, it looks good on them to be taken to court to "force" their employess to do the job they were hired for.

    It would be the same as the "pharmacist" refusing to fill an RX for a 15 year old girl for birth control pills. He says: No sex before marriage, according to my "religion and views" therefore I am not going to give you the prescription that your doctor prescribed. You you don't have these pills, of course you will not have sex. If you have sex and become pregnant, well it is your fault.

    But little does the pharmacist know, that these pills were prescribed to this teenager for reasons other then birth control.

    The job of the pharmacist is to fill ANY RX presented to him, not pick and choose which ones HE feels like filling.

    There is the power and control issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Let's go ahead and tie up the courts with bull***t. Personally if I can't find what I'm looking for I go somewhere else.

    I agree. I have gone to the pharmacy several times fr my childrens' allergy meds, and there have been several times that they have been out of the medication.. If I NEED it, you bet I will go somewhere else.

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    As I read this, this isn't about being "out" of this medication, this is about Walmart refusing to stock it for moral/philosophical reasons.

    I don't know how I feel about that, it's a huge issue with good points on each side, this abortion debate.

    But it isn't a stocking error, it's a decision made by management. And I AM getting tired up to here with ProLife intimidation, even though I see their point.

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    Hmmm

    My brain is moldy for certain. I didn't even know there was such a pill.

    Perhaps we need another choice in pills, the 'Morning Before Pill, just in case the girl donut take BC pills dang near every day, from her little roundy box.

    My mom always said, keep yer dress down. Nancy Reagan had it right although it was about drugs it WORKS fer most anything. Nancy Reagan said, "JUST SAY NO".

    My momma always said, girls can run faster with their dress up than guys can run with their pants down. My momma was born in 1888.

    To say that I never had the URGE, would be a lie, but I always said NO.

    My 'system' (Just say NO) worked really well. I had a long and happy marriage, eight children who had a live in father for 45 years, and a live in mother for 47 years, that would be me.

    Boyfriends in my day, wanted 'IT' and did take no for an answer. These past few decades we now have show and tell TV and movies, they are visual training schools with NO ONE saying NO. Both leap into the air and land in the bedn then fight and lose brain cells over 'what should they do now when baby OOPS shows up'.

    Never got pregnant out of wedlock, never fought or cried about a known or unknown sperm donor on topic of whut he should pay for, for 17 years of his worthless life (til the baby comes of age), for one night of bliss.

    Heck there are so many more fun things to do other than concentrate on just one of lifes wonderful pleasures.

    I have a friend that makes a most delicious cake, she calls it 'Better Than Sex, cake".

    Help me out here, IS the morning after pill used for any other health condition for which I am not aware? IF IF it is then is should be stocked.

    A better idea might be a pill that both could take before they go OUT, it would make you both forget about sex, and learn more about what you want for your FUTURE life.

    You could call this pill 'Sexnesia'.


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