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Pope Tells Pharmacists Not to Dispense Drugs With 'Immoral Purposes'
Associated Press via Fox News.com ^ | 10/29/07 | Associated Press

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; conscienceclause; contraception; euthanasia; pharmacy
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1 posted on 10/29/2007 1:23:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: NYer; Salvation; Coleus; Mr. Silverback

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2 posted on 10/29/2007 1:26:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Excellent! And I would like to see the Pope censure nominal Catholics such as Washington State Governor Gregoire who have made dispensing objections unlawful.


3 posted on 10/29/2007 1:27:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: ConorMacNessa
A great many FReepers want to force pharmacists and doctors to either violate their consciences or quit their jobs.

"Catholics Need Not Apply" for health care jobs, is their position.

It's a very, very sad commentary on today's society.

4 posted on 10/29/2007 1:29:23 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: JohnnyZ

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)?


5 posted on 10/29/2007 1:33:27 PM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

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.


6 posted on 10/29/2007 1:36:54 PM PDT by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Is the Pope going to provide a comprehensive list? There are many medications I COULD kill myself with.


7 posted on 10/29/2007 1:36:54 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad
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.

8 posted on 10/29/2007 1:39:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: JohnnyZ

“”Catholics Need Not Apply” for health care jobs, is their position.”

Oh, please.

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.


9 posted on 10/29/2007 1:43:57 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: steve86

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.


10 posted on 10/29/2007 1:45:45 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: JohnnyZ
A great many FReepers want to force pharmacists and doctors to either violate their consciences or quit their jobs.

In general, I want people who willingly take jobs to either do their jobs or quit their jobs. Is this unreasonable?
11 posted on 10/29/2007 1:46:54 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: -YYZ-
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.

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 you’re told.

In many cases this is no longer a company decision, but one being hoisted upon them by the government.

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)?

Assisting in what many consider murder does not compare to some silly rule Muslims may or may not have.

12 posted on 10/29/2007 1:47:31 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: gracesdad
If you do and you refuse to follow my orders, you’re fired. That’s the way “jobs” work.

And not so long ago employers like you were able to fire employees for being of dark complexion or a woman.

13 posted on 10/29/2007 1:47:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: RKV

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.


14 posted on 10/29/2007 1:48:00 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: gracesdad

Pharmacist. Hear that? Pharmacist. They dispense medicines.

Free market over conscience, right? That’s the new sacrosanct hierarcy...


15 posted on 10/29/2007 1:49:17 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: aNYCguy
In general, I want people who willingly take jobs to either do their jobs or quit their jobs. Is this unreasonable

The majority of pharmacists employed now chose their careers long before the drug in question was available.

16 posted on 10/29/2007 1:49:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: gracesdad
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.

Are you OK with the government telling you that you must dispense abortion pills, which is the trend now.

17 posted on 10/29/2007 1:50:05 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: gracesdad

The Pope is not referring to people overdosing on drugs and the issue is utterly irrelevant and a red herring.


18 posted on 10/29/2007 1:50:57 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture )
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To: JohnnyZ
A great many FReepers want to force pharmacists and doctors to either violate their consciences or quit their jobs.

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.

20 posted on 10/29/2007 1:54:24 PM PDT by Always Right
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