Skip to comments.God before contraception (Australia)
Posted on 10/14/2009 3:33:06 AM PDT by markomalley
A PHARMACIST in western NSW has banned the sale of condoms, the contraceptive and morning-after pill because it is against his beliefs as a Catholic.
In a move that has angered health experts, Griffith pharmacist Trevor Dal Broi has refused to sell the oral contraceptive pill, the morning-after pill and condoms, referring customers to other chemists in the area.
Mr Dal Broi, who runs the East Griffith Pharmacy, told The Sunday Telegraph he was strictly against the use of artificial contraception.
"As a practising Catholic, it is my obligation to accept the official teaching of the Catholic Church against the use of artificial contraception," he said.
"When I dispense an oral contraceptive pill I will ask the lady to sit at our counselling desk where I explain that there is a leaflet in the box regarding our pharmacy policy on the pill.
"It explains that I accept the teachings of the Catholic Church against the use of artificial contraception, and asks the lady to respect my view on the use of artificial contraception and have it filled elsewhere next time if it is being taken for contraceptive purposes."
Mr Dal Broi said the pharmacy would continue to dispense the pill to women taking it for other medical purposes, such as painful or irregular periods, and hormonal and skin problems.
Family Planning NSW CEO Ann Brassil said contraceptive options should not be taken away by a health-care professional's personal beliefs.
"We strongly believe contraception should be freely available at all pharmacies," she said.
A spokesman for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia said individual pharmacies were entitled to sell, or not sell, any product or medication they liked: "Pharmacists, like anyone, are entitled to hold ethical, religious or moral views."
Unfortunately, under Obamacare, this will, of course, not be an option here.
BTW, for anybody HERE who berates this pharmacist, would you like to have a doctor be forced to provide abortions? Conscience is conscience...
They will just say he’s crazy and put him in a...rubber room.