Thursday, April 14, 2005

government birth controls

The government is now saying that a pharmacist can refuse to refill a woman's perscription for birth control, if he feels it is against his moral or religious beliefs. I however, do not agree. I feel that a woman has the same right to prevent pregnancy as a man does. By using birth control, abortions may be avoided, along with other controversies. What do you think.. is this fair?

6 comments:

tienvo said...
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tienvo said...

I also do not agree with this statement. Woman's role in society nowaday is as important as man's; so definitely they have the same right to prevent pregnancy as man do. Also having kids and grow them well is not an easy thing today. So using birth control instead of abortions is much more better

Ashley R. said...

I do not agree with the government in giving pharmacist the right to decide if a woman should have birth control or not. That is an invasion of privacy and should not interfere with the type of prescription a woman needs filled. It would not be any different if the pharmacist did not believe in preventing another medical problem, such as acid reflux disease, so he would not fill the persons prescription. The pharmacist should have no say in the type of prescriptions people pay for and who is allowed to get them.

Ben B. said...

I have not heard of any such law being passed, and I myself am skeptical that it is really what has occurred. A law of this nature would infringe on many precedents laid out by the Supreme Court, and would therefore be unconstitutional. Is it possible that the law said that pharmacists who receive government funding can not distribute birth control medication, because this would be within our government’s power? Please let me know where you got this information so that I can check it out for myself.

Morgan K. said...

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/04/14/prescription.bill/index.html

this is where i read the article ben, in case you were wondering

mattcomer said...

I do not believe this is a good decision by the government nor will it last. The Supreme Court will rule this unconstitutional because it enfringes on the freedom of speech idea. We have the right to our own beliefs. If a pharmacist is against abortion than so be it. But to give them the power to dictate the possible outcome of another's life is wrong. Women should be allowed to take these measures to protect and prevent pregnancy. What is the government going to do next, let the cashier refuse to sell condoms because they believe that they eliminate the possibility of life? Give me a break.