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.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
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!
When I want the opinion of the Haji pill-pusher, then I'll ask it.
Instead of the 'news' which shows she wasn't interested in taking care of the problem but stirring the pot.
It is when his/her religious beliefs comes into question. She can go around the corner to another pharmacy like most people do when they aren't satisfied with the service.
And she’s free to go to another pharmacy.
Yes. This is just another example of how abortion and the “morning after” pill are just another form of birth control for many rather than for rape, incest, etc.
Since when am I bound by the religious dictates of a low-level employee? Should I be refused blood if my nurse is a Jehovah's Witness? Should I be refused pork if my checkout clerk is a Muslim?
I don't give a damn about the Haji's beliefs. If my wife is going to get a pill that her doctor prescribed for her, the pill-pusher is not to second-guess that decision.
ok but you can’t force someone to push a pill that would kill a baby
Okay, we see you reject even the Hippocratic oath as well.
Your lack of ethics of any sort is quite evident, You too have a lower moral position than the muslims.
Then he shouldn't take a job as a pharmacist.
a pharmacist’s job is killing babies?
A pharmacist's job is to dispense as written.
How many kids does it take to make a marriage in the UK? Maybe married after kid number 3?
Gonna be another freaky day on FR....:)
not when life is at stake
Judge again rules druggists can deny morning-after pill
“what if the law protected a right of terminal patients to take poison and end their lives? And what if pharmacies began stocking a particularly “humane” cocktail of poisons that a doctor could prescribe for eligible patients? When a patient walked into a pharmacy to fill that prescription, many pharmacists would decline, believing that handing poison to a suicidal person is tantamount to murder. The law should never compel people to participate in murder, even if the law allows that murder to occur, for whatever reason.”
I had my baby boy last Saturday. Sometimes it is painful to sit down or stand up. I don’t even want to think about sex. OUCH!
Your wife would be free to go somewhere else to get the pill.
Maybe it’s none of the Haji pill-pusher’s business?
A pharmacist is not a 'low level employee' for your information. Besides, take your wife's prescription someplace else if you don't like the phamacy's policies.
Maybe you and your wife should plan ahead and not expect a doctor or a pharmacist to get you out of the mess you got yourselves in.
Unless he's the owner, he is.
That's none of your business since he/she never knew that part of that job was supposed to be killing.
Any transaction between your wife and her Doctor - is just that - a transaction between her and her Doctor.
It is not in any way a transaction between her and the pharmacist - who is free to make, or not make whatever transaction he or she wishes with your wife.
Your lack of discernment and intellect is truly staggering.
Wanting to purchase something on your part does not in any way translate into a right to demand a business person stock and sell it to you - whether it is a brand of soft drink, performance tires of a certain size, or a medication.
Your wife may have a script making it legal for her to buy a certain pill, but that is all the Doctor has given her - a scrip that makes it legal to buy. Not some Imperial decree that requires subjects to obey a noble.
It IS his damned business.
The morning after pill is an abortifacient and the law allows doctors to refuse to murder unborn babies and pharmacists the right to not give a pill that kills an implanted fetus.
If that was the case SOME patients would be DEAD! You obviously don't know much about a pharmacist's job.
God bless you and your new baby.
So, who do you think is the better judge of the way to practice pharmacy ~ a trained, college educated pharmacist or an old whore?P>That’s the only question here.
I got my tie tongued....
Your raving is on par with the government compelling citizens to man the firing squad for executions. How blustery of you.
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