Not just birth control refusals -- now antibiotics, too.

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Bitch PhD points us over to an article at Seattle's The Stranger talking about how pharmacists at one, potentially more, pharmacies are claiming that they are morally unable to dispense antibiotics to women who've just had abortions:
According to the complaint, someone at the Swedish [Medical Center's] pharmacy said she was "morally unable" to fill a Cedar River patient's prescription for abortion-related antibiotics. Cedar River's complaint quotes its Renton clinic manager's May 17, 2005, e-mail account: "Today, one of our clients asked us to call in her prescription... to Swedish outpatient pharmacy. [We] called the prescription in... and spoke with an efficient staff person who took down the prescription. A few minutes later, this pharmacy person called us back and told us she had found out who we were and she morally was unable to fill the prescription." (Cedar River thinks their client eventually got her prescription filled.)

Infection is one of the top reasons that women have died from abortions, and the fact that it's legal and safe in this country to get one depends heavily on the patient's ability to get the necessary meds right away. Instead, these pharmacists would rather let the women die than give them antibiotics. Bet Jesus loves that crowd!

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