Skip to comments.Pope Tells Pharmacists Not to Dispense Drugs With 'Immoral Purposes'
Posted on 10/29/2007 1:23:27 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
VATICAN CITY Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholic pharmacists on Monday to use conscientious objection to avoid dispensing drugs with "immoral purposes such as, for example, abortion or euthanasia."
In a speech to participants at the 25th International Congress of Catholic Pharmacists, Benedict said that conscientious objection was a right that must be recognized by the pharmaceutical profession.
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Excellent! And I would like to see the Pope censure nominal Catholics such as Washington State Governor Gregoire who have made dispensing objections unlawful.
"Catholics Need Not Apply" for health care jobs, is their position.
It's a very, very sad commentary on today's society.
If you want to work at a job that involves certain tasks, you should either perform those tasks, or find another job. I think most people here would consider that a conservative approach. So, if you own a pharmacy, do what you want, otherwise do what you’re told. Or perhaps you think it’s reasonable for Muslim taxi drivers to refuse to carry alcohol (or dogs), or for Muslims working in a grocery store check-out to refuse to handle port (or alcohol)?
RKV tells Pope not to dispense priests with immoral purposes. Given that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has paid millions to US citizens who were sexually abused by Catholic priests I figured that was in order. These priests were hidden by the diocese, and moved from church to church in order to keep them away from secular authorities.
Is the Pope going to provide a comprehensive list? There are many medications I COULD kill myself with.
Please provide a list of other medications (except in Oregon) that will kill when used as directed.
“”Catholics Need Not Apply” for health care jobs, is their position.”
There are TONS of health care jobs that don’t require handing out birth control or the morning after pill. In fact, there are many more that don’t require it.
But if I own a pharmacy and you don’t want to dispense certain types of drugs, please don’t apply for a job. If you do and you refuse to follow my orders, you’re fired. That’s the way “jobs” work.
I didn’t say anything about using them as directed. But there are plenty of medications I can overdose with, and in fact people do this regularly.
First off, this was never part of the job until very recently. Secondly, coercing people to take part in infanticide is not conservative in any way shape or form.
So, if you own a pharmacy, do what you want, otherwise do what youre told.
In many cases this is no longer a company decision, but one being hoisted upon them by the government.
Or perhaps you think its reasonable for Muslim taxi drivers to refuse to carry alcohol (or dogs), or for Muslims working in a grocery store check-out to refuse to handle port (or alcohol)?
Assisting in what many consider murder does not compare to some silly rule Muslims may or may not have.
And not so long ago employers like you were able to fire employees for being of dark complexion or a woman.
What brilliant logic! Because the Archdiocese of L.A. has/had some bad priests, the Pope should refrain from giving advice to pharmacists about the immorality of death-inducing drugs? Is that what you’re saying? Seriously, some of you anti-Catholic bigots won’t be happy until the Church simply shuts downs.
Pharmacist. Hear that? Pharmacist. They dispense medicines.
Free market over conscience, right? That’s the new sacrosanct hierarcy...
The majority of pharmacists employed now chose their careers long before the drug in question was available.
Are you OK with the government telling you that you must dispense abortion pills, which is the trend now.
The Pope is not referring to people overdosing on drugs and the issue is utterly irrelevant and a red herring.
Yep, and they are showing up on this thread. Not only is abortion a right, but if you work in health care you must participate in it. That is where they are taking us. In their mind if you are pro-life, you should just erase health care as a potential profession.
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