Skip to comments.Mother is denied pill by Muslim pharmacist
Posted on 10/05/2008 12:12:12 PM PDT by forkinsocket
A woman was refused the "morning-after pill" by a supermarket's duty pharmacist because it was against his religious beliefs.
Ruth Johnson, 33, who has two children, including a month-old baby, had not been using her usual method of contraception with her fiancée.
She went to the Tesco dispensary in Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes, Lincs, and asked an as assistant for the pill Levanelle.
Miss Johnson was told it could only be dispensed by the locum pharmacist who was called to speak with her.
She said: "He came out from behind a screen and told me that he would not be allowing me to buy the pill from him because he had a right to refuse to sell it on the basis of his personal beliefs.
"The pharmacist was of Asian origin so I asked him if it was because of his religion and he replied 'Yes'."
Miss Johnson, from Cleethorpes, was left feeling ashamed and worried and complained to the store manager who told her they couldn't force the pharmacist to sell the product.
She said: "I asked him if a Jewish or Muslim checkout operator could refuse to sell pork or alcohol or if a Jehovah's Witness could refuse to sell birthday and Christmas cards."
Her concern is that the policy could deter teenage girls from seeking the morning-after pill.
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How screwed are you when a Muslim has the moral high ground?
A leftist’s nightmare: support jihadists or baby-killers?? What to do...What to do...
irreconcilable contradiction within minds of multicultural fundamentalists
Pork and Christmas cards do not kill people. There are three pharmacies on every corner. All of the grocery stores have them. Even Wal-Mart has them. Go somewhere else.
We’re going to have to deal with them - sooner or later. Better sooner. What part of “Get the F**K out of the UK - NOW!” might they not understand?
Where’s my popcorn?
When it comes to life, people should have the right to stand FOR it.
She already has 2 kids, and yet she thinks it’s a good idea to not use her usual form of contraception? I have a suggestion to her. Marry someone so your kids have a stable home life, and then find a mentor who can teach you a little common sense.
A leftists nightmare: support jihadists or baby-killers?? What to do...What to do...
Punish the Muslim with a fine or punish the teenagers with babies?
Hewitts Circus is not a very large town. I doubt that there was but one or two pharmacies. Your statement above may be true in the US, but not at all true in most parts of the UK.
But you can bet if she did suffer side effects, she'd be seeking compensation pretty damn quick.
Um, excuse me, but it’s recommended highly that you don’t resume sexual relations until at least 6 weeks out.
He's a pill-pusher. Neither he nor the Catholic nor anyone else may substitute their judgment for the decision of the patient and her prescribing physician.
It's none of his damned business.
They will have even fewer pharmacists if they don't respect their rights.
Yes, if this were a fundamentalist Christian chemist, then the full weight of HM government would come down on him or her.
nothing more important than life.
That was my thought.
Prediction: the Neville Chamberlain impulse will prevail. A Sharia quarter will be declared and a Slut Quarter will be declared. “Keep to your districts, British citizens!”
Maybe she needs to PLAN AHEAD!
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