Texas Pharmacist Refuses Pill for Rape Victim

From the Washington Post:

DENTON, Texas – About 40 people gathered outside an Eckerd pharmacy Monday, protesting what they said was a decision to deny a rape victim a prescription for the morning-after pill.

A spokesman for the Florida-based company confirmed that Eckerd has taken disciplinary action in response to an incident at the store.

“Apparently there was a request for a prescription to be filled and the prescription was denied based on a moral or ethical decision made by the pharmacist, and that’s not in accordance with our corporate policy,” said Joan Gallagher, vice president of communications for Largo, Fla.-based Eckerd Corp.

Needless to say, having been in the position of this rape victim at one time in my life, something like this just terrifies me.

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