It’s not just an issue of conscience, it’s an all out emergency!
The Walgreens pharmacists who placed a woman’s life in potential danger by refusing to fill a prescription for methergin – a medication which stops uterine bleeding – and who also refused to refer a nurse practitioner to another pharmacy will walk away without discipine from the Idaho Board of Pharmacy.
Citizen’s arrests of pregnant, nursing, and “maybe-pregnant” women is a silent cooptation of women’s choices, their health and sometimes their very lives. And it is going to get worse before it gets better.
Good news from Washington State where the Board of Pharmacy just voted to ensure that pharmacies may not refuse to dispense legal medication to patients – without discrimination or delay.
Couples who work together to make healthy decisions about contraception should be supported. So why is it that local Walgreens in Texas have repeatedly refused to sell contraception to men, despite corporate headquarters policy and federal guidelines to the contrary?
In an unexpected move, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy moves to change a rule which prevents pharmacies from being able to refuse to dispense emergency contraception. But the public outcry, once again, may be too much to ignore.
Democratic U.S. Senator Patty Murry has won a fourth term, beating out Republican challenger Dino Rossi. But the state still faces a huge budget shortfall which means cuts to family planning and maternity care for lower income women.
In Washington State, anti-choice Republican Dino Rossi challenges incumbent U.S. Senator Patty Murray, one of the more staunch women’s health and rights supporters in Congress.
The Board of Pharmacy for the state of Washington has officially submitted a proposal to rewrite its own rule, which mandated that pharmacies fill prescriptions “without delay or discrimination.”
Suddenly and without warning the Washington state Board of Pharmacy has re-written the rules barring pharmacy refusal – rules decided with extensive public input three years ago.