Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Pharmacist refuses to give contraceptive pills to patient
An important matter of principle was aired on the news today and covered in today's Daily Mail. As one who preaches when appropriate about the Church's teaching on contraception and that doctors and pharmacists should not co-operate in this evil, I instinctively rush to the defence of someone like this pharmacist who has acted in accordance with her religious principles. The patient in the report claims that she was prescribed the pill for period pains, yet she goes on to claim the right of her young daughter to contraception to avoid pregnancy. So the pharmacist was, I think, right. Go and support her - the Daily Mail is running a poll: "Should pharmacists have the right to refuse to give out contraceptive pills?" At the moment it's 10% yes, 90% no.