Jane Loves Target

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Meet Jane.  She loves Target so much she bought a car of the same color.

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Jane finds Target very sexy, unlike the boring Walmart.  Target has fancy designer brands.

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Jane likes to try on sexy clothes at Target.

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Jane loves these Mossimo Gold Pricilla Crocodile ‘fuck me’ pumps she found at Target.

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Jane remembers a funny Nerve.com article which said you can "buy all sorts of unintentional sex toys at Target like novelty handcuffs, furry slap bracelets, and phallic garden hoses equipped with "turret pistols." "

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Jane doesn’t have a boyfriend and decides to buy the Ultra Percussion Massager with Heat at Target.

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Richard works at Target.  He is divorced.  He once dated Jane in high school.

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Richard sees that Jane doesn’t have a boyfriend.

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Richard gives Jane exactly what she needs in the employee dressing room.  Three times. 

Richard is concerned that they didn’t use a condom.

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Jane says don’t worry.  She has a prescription for emergency contraception from her physician.

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This is Mr. Willis, the Target pharmacist.   Mr. Willis says that Target does not fill those types of prescriptions, even if they are perfectly legal.  Target is a family store and not about sex.

(props to Miss Tanya)

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75 Responses to Jane Loves Target

  1. Nancy French says:

    I did read that Target had started selling vibrators. Will this put a wrinkle in your plan to dominate the East Coast sex toys market?

    Darn big box stores, stamping out the small entreprenuer.

  2. Megan says:

    Wait, Target is now selling vibrators, but they won’t fill prescriptions for birth control?!

    I’m in the middle of reading about this right now (thanks for the link to Miss Tanya’s blog), so I better inform myself before I make a judgment.

    Darn you Neil for abating my love of Tar-zhay!

  3. modigli says:

    Followed your link to Miss Tanya. Wow! Unbeleivable! I can hardly beleive that bullshit. And, like I said on Tanya’s blog – I’m sure they wouldn’t have a problem filling a Rx for Viagra. But when it comes to birth control, they suddenly have a problem.

    Great story you made up there to illustrate their hypocrisy. All their sexy ads would never make you think they’d take a hard line on Birth control.

  4. Bill says:

    I feel sad now. I’ve never been to a Target. Ever! I wondered why. So I decided to find the closest Target to me. From what I can tell, it’s in Montana – something like 450 miles away.

    I couldn’t find a Target anywhere in Canada! We’re stuck with Walmart. Or living our lives vicariously, virtually. Sad, sad, sad. And Jane seems such a sweetie.

  5. derek says:

    Plan B. How’d we ever get by without it?

    I had my first Plan B experience a couple weeks ago.

    Thank you, Plan B! And screw you, Target!

    (Pssst. Target. You know that “screw you” was just for effect. I’ll continue to buy my underpants and shower curtains from you.)

  6. Hilary says:

    I don’t know Neil, I think Tanya is kind of jumping the gun here. In the past when this kind of stuff has happened, the pharmacists have been let go, or their license revoked, etc. because the store didn’t agree with the pharmacists (usually religious) reason for not filling the Rx.

    How do we know this didn’t happen with this particular pharmacist? She doesn’t have anything to back up the story. Before I boycott Target, I’d like to see an article stating they didn’t have any problem with his refusal.

  7. Sophia says:

    Very funny!
    Just to be a Libertarian devil’s advocate for a second:
    First – it wasn’t Target’s policy, it was one singular pharmacist at a Target store in Fenton, MO, AND he didn’t send the customer to church, but rather directed her to another store nearby where she could buy it.
    Second – they should have a right to refuse to sell whatever they want, Target is not a government entity.

  8. Neil, step away from the computer. NOW 😉

  9. Bad Maria says:

    And to just for a moment join Sophia in her “Devil’s Advocate” position. The Rx he refused to fill was not simply birth control. It was “emergency birth control” which for that pharmacist could be considered something akin to RU-486 (even though it isn’t and doesn’t work to expel a pregnancy, it just stops the egg from becoming fertilized.)
    Anyway, the point is that he did point her in the direction of someone who would and could fill it and by the way, you can take the emergency birth control pill as late as 3 days after the unprotected sex because it takes a woman 5-7 to become pregnant.

    All that aside, the “fuck me pumps” were classic.

  10. Bad Maria says:

    Oh, and, I also have to add that the introduction of Rich by the “Enter” “Do Not Enter” sign is subliminal attack at its finest!

  11. Neil says:

    Darn it, Sophia. I thought a wife always agrees with a husband in public.

    I thought I could enjoy my Saturday. Now I need to resarch how “true” this story is before Target sues me. I love Miss Tanya, but maybe she’s not always the best source for my news.

    Five minutes and google search later, here’s the story:

    A 26-year-old Missouri woman was refused EC when she handed her prescription to a pharmacist at a Target store in Fenton, MO, on September 30. The woman was told by the pharmacist, “I won’t fill it. It’s my right not to fill it.” Target does not support a policy to have valid prescriptions for birth control, including emergency contraception, filled in-store without discrimination or delay!

    OUR PLAN
    Planned Parenthood executives have sent three letters to Target in an attempt to let it clarify its position. To date, it has also received more than 60,000 letters from Planned Parenthood supporters. But it’s time to turn up the heat.

    Planned Parenthood is in direct communication with Target executives about their inadequate policy, in an effort to help Target become a pro-women’s health pharmacy.

    So, moral of story: Target needs some help, but we probably can still buy our toilet paper and socks there without feeling too guilty.

  12. Hilary says:

    Neil, I found that too. But…it’s on Planned Parenthood’s site. I couldn’t find any news articles about it. Kinda weird…

  13. Bill says:

    Ah, I see I missed the point of this post. Now that I get it, maybe this is why Target isn’t in Canada.

  14. Priss says:

    Sandals are not pumps. Pumps cover up more.

  15. Neil says:

    Hilary — I added a few more links at the end of the post.

    Priss — If there was one thing I learned living with a woman was my women’s shoes. Target calls them pumps — http://tinyurl.com/bmzm8

  16. Hilary says:

    I know Neil, but still, the only info I see is something someone submitted on Planned Parenthood’s site. There are no news articles–everyone is referring to the submission…that’s it. Also, this is the response people got when they wrote to Target:

    “Dear Target Guest,
    Target is extremely disappointed that Planned Parenthood is spreading misleading information about an alleged incident at a Target pharmacy in Missouri and our policies on emergency contraception. The accounts being reported are inaccurate and exaggerated. Our policy is comparable to that of many other national retailers and the recommendations of the American Pharmacists Association.

    Target consistently ensures that prescriptions for emergency contraception are filled. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we also are legally required to accommodate our team members’ sincerely held religious beliefs as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the unusual event that a Target pharmacist’s sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with filling a guest’s prescription for emergency contraception, Target policy requires our pharmacists to take responsibility for ensuring that the guest’s prescription is filled in a timely and respectful manner. If it is not done in this manner, disciplinary action will be taken.

    Target abides by all state and local laws and, in the event that other laws conflict with our policy, we will follow the law.

    We appreciate the opportunity to clarify our position and correct misinformation.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Hanson

    Target Executive Offices”

    (via BloggingBaby’s comments http://pregnancy.bloggingbaby.com/entry/1234000610064342/)

  17. Neil says:

    I guess the big conflict is whether a religious pharmacist in Target has the right to turn anyone away — even if he does send them to another pharmacy.

    “As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we also are legally required to accommodate our team members’ sincerely held religious beliefs as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the unusual event that a Target pharmacist’s sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with filling a guest’s prescription for emergency contraception, Target policy requires our pharmacists to take responsibility for ensuring that the guest’s prescription is filled in a timely and respectful manner. If it is not done in this manner, disciplinary action will be taken.”

    Maybe he shouldn’t be a pharmacist then. Would you hire an orthodox Jewish server at McDonald’s who refuses to serve anyone a hamburger with bacon on it — but tells them they can go to Burger King instead? Like Sophia said, I’m just being a devil’s advocate. I don’t think this is as big an issue as I thought when I first wrote the post, but it is something to think about, especially as all new types of drugs come on the market which may be a problem for religious people.

  18. Lizzie says:

    “I guess the big conflict is whether a religious pharmacist in Target has the right to turn anyone away — even if he does send them to another pharmacy.”

    No, he doesn’t. As far as I’m concerned, the pharmacist has no right to violate my right to a legal prescription drug, regardless of Target’s policy. Ultimately, it’s Target’s responsibility to hire pharmacists that are capable of doing their job. I realize that’s getting into discriminatory employment issues but, in the end, Target exists to provide services to their customers, not as a forum for religious pharmacists to express their opinions about emergency contraceptives by denying women their legal rights.

    I love Target but I don’t know if I can overlook this one in the name of cheap makeup and socks.

    Very disheartening.

  19. Jim says:

    Lizzie, you don’t have a “right to a legal prescription drug,” just like you don’t have a right to a perfectly legal toilet paper, if some store doesn’t want to sell it, for whatever reason.

  20. Pearl says:

    Neil, I guess your photo-documentary is all the proof needed to show why we Canadians are desperate to get Target into our neck of the woods!

    BTW, do you have a real job, or are you just a professional blogger who spends 7 hours a day thinking up posts, and 1 hour a day composing them?

  21. Tatyana says:

    Pearl, I think our Neilochka is a Renaissance man.

  22. anne arkham says:

    I work in a gyne clinic and I answer questions about emergency contraception all the time. There are two different kinds, and time is of the essence in taking either one.

    The first is just a big dose of birth control pills, and it works by preventing ovulation. If the woman has already ovulated, the pill will have no effect. If she’s already pregnant, it will have no effect.

    The second kind, which is known as Plan B, works by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. If the egg has already implanted, the pill will have no effect. A woman is not considered pregnant until the fertilized egg has implanted in the uterus.

    RU-486 is a completely different animal. It is an abortifacent, which is taken in the first trimester to terminate a pregnancy.

  23. Neil says:

    After fighting with Sophia on the phone for the last hour over this issue that before today we didn’t even know existed, I wowed her with an example that is much better than my stupid analogy of the Orthodox guy selling burgers in McDonald’s.

    My new Target issue analogy:

    Imagine some guy behind the counter at Borders bookstore is working by himself one night, and refuses to sell to a customer some “racy” best-selling novel about a priest having an affair with a rabbi’s African-American wife.

    He tells the customer that he can buy the book at Barnes and Noble’s down the block, but his religion doesn’t allow him to sell such anti-clerical trash.

    Should this guy be allowed to work at Borders?

  24. bella says:

    No. I’m all for those freedom amendment rights and all… but come on, if I want to be preached to I’ll go to a church, so give me the drugs and leave me alone.
    😉

  25. modigli says:

    I think ppl’s religious beleifs/morals should be ideas that guide their *own* life. Not mine – Or anybody else’s. If somebody is so strict in their beleifs that it hinders their ability to do the job they’ve chosen – then I think it’s time to find a job that more closely aligns with their beliefs. Their feelings of being hypocritical over their job duties shouldn’t affect my life or my choices.

  26. Leesa says:

    I completely agree with Modigli.

  27. My (now X) husband was fired from Safeway Stores pharmacy in 1985 for NOT filling birth control pills, due to his religous beliefs that life begins at the moment of conception. And most birth control pills have that secondary mechanism, that makes the walls of the uterus hostile, thus preventing the fertilized egg from inplanting in the uterus.
    I think that tolerance in beliefs does need to go both ways. I would not throw the baby out with the bath water here. (excuse the pun) I applaud Target for honoring this pharmacists religous beliefs, and don’t think one man not filling a script would be cause to not go to Target anymore.
    While I don’t agree with the X’s stance on this issue, I think he has a right to say “I can’t fill this script,” based on my religious views. (Obviously Safeway didn’t agree)
    One mans personal beliefs shouldn’t threaten anyones stance on pro-choice. In the day and age where there is a pharmacy on practically every corner, what’s the big deal going around the block to get it filled? (Especially when it affects MY personal budget)
    ;-)3T

  28. La Dauphine says:

    A friend of mine works for a Catholic run hospital and guess what – her insurance won’t cover contraception. SHE’S not Catholic, however. Crazy.

  29. Neil says:

    Thanks everyone (sarcastically). Because of this post, Sophia and I spent half the night arguing over this issue over the phone.

  30. cruisin-mom says:

    Well Neil, it seems to me, the least you could do is buy Sophia a pair of those gold pumps, to make up for keeping her up half the night.

  31. Laura says:

    Bowm chicka bowm bowm at the Target, baby.
    Must.buy.fuck-me.pumps…I’m adding them to my grocery list right above diapers and under cocoa wheats…
    ~L.

  32. bitemycookie says:

    brilliantly told. short story nonfiction erotica. love it.

  33. This story is not surprising. There are loads of self-righteous people all over this country. And they don’t just work at Target.

    I lived in a medium-sized town in the Midwest for five years. I have seen this first hand.

    Bravo for having written about this.
    Namaste.
    ~HDJ

  34. Sophia says:

    3T – the voice of reason.

  35. Danny says:

    I am with you all the way on this, Neil. Pharmacists who cannot fill certain legal prescriptions because of religious beliefs SHOULD NOT be pharmacists. And in my humble opinion they should be fired immediately. No one is forcing anyone to become a pharmacist but to engage in that kind of subjective moral judgment of a paying customer is dangerous and absurd. What next, Christian Scientist pharmacists who won’t fill ANY prescriptions? How about Scientologist pharmacists who won’t give out anti-depressants? I think your analogies are right on, and that Target should toss that guy out on his ass. This story really gets my goat. (But I’m a little scared that I’m openly disagreeing with Sophia.)

  36. Sophia says:

    Danny, I am a fan. It will take more than one comment for me to come after you… 😉

  37. Tasha says:

    Hey Neil, this is Tasha from AustenBlog. Not only do you like JA, but you write like her too!

    Oh, Target, you never cease to amuse me.

  38. Neil says:

    Aw, Danny, Sophia’s a pussycat at heart — and I think I might actually be able to persuade her on this way.

    If anything, I’m taking the pro-business attitude that a company has the right to fire an employee if he doesn’t do his job, despite the individual rights of the pharmacist.

    I’m not even going the Planned Parenthood route, which is focusing on the woman who wants the contraceptive. Target needs to establish their policy, not the individual pharmacist. If Target wants to come out and say they will not give this to anyone as a matter of corporate policy, they have the right to do that — at least they wouldn’t appear to be hiding in the corner, not taking a stand at all.

    That’s a way more “conservative” view than “liberal” one.

    If you want to fight for rights of the pharmacist — your best bet is calling up the ACLU.

  39. Bill says:

    Also taking a devil’s advocate approach … In some of the comments there is an assumption of options, probably because many of us live in cities where there is a pharmacist on every corner. But what happens for someone in a rural area where there may just be one pharmacy that is reasonably close? In Canada at least, where there’s a heck of a lot of country and not a huge population once you’re out of a city, you are far more likely to come across views like the X pharmacist. (Rural areas seem to be more conservative than urban ones.)

    The problem appears to be one of rights conflicting and what do we do when that happens? I’m not sure what the answer is, but I don’t believe it’s quite as black and white as we’re trying to make it out. (Imagine living on a First Nation reserve in Northern Canada and there being only one pharmacist for hundreds of miles. What happens if he or she genuinely believes it’s utterly wrong to sell this? What happens there?)

    We make an assumption that our world view is the correct one and anyone who doesn’t share it is nuts. But that’s the same assumption the people we think are nuts have. Who is right?

  40. cruisin-mom says:

    after doing some reading about the subject, it appears that the right of the pharmacist to step aside and not prescribe, is gaining momentum throughout the states. The scariest part though, is that not only are pharmacists stepping aside (and allowing the woman to fill the prescription elsewhere), but some are finding ways to completely obstruct a woman’s abililty to fill the perscription at all (by not returning the prescription to the woman or by not passing it to another pharmacist).

  41. Neil says:

    Letter from the President of the Right to Life Association:

    Dear Fellow Right to Lifers:

    Thank you for all your good work. But from now on there will be no more protests outside abortion clinics.

    We are pooling all our resources to send all our of members back to school to become pharmacists.

    Let’s see if we can reach our goal of having a pharmacist in every town by 2010.

  42. Brooke says:

    You tell ’em Neil!

  43. Cruisin-Mom~
    I find that interesting that pharmacists are not returning the prescription. I don’t believe they can do that legally, unless the prescription is forged to begin with. Pharmacists for Right to Life are a well organized and getting stronger group, fighting for THEIR rights. They have to be licensed and are responsible for every script they DO fill. If they truly believe it is wrong, it only makes sense they would refuse one they feel is wrong. A lot of scripts are refused due to drug interactions that all of us count on the Pharmacist to catch. (Including doctors) I don’t agree with my X husbands beliefs, but DO believe he has a right to practice a profession he went to school for eight years to practice.(A lot of states now require a doctoral in Pharmacology) And, as they have to honor the rights of others, by returning the script to be filled elsewhere, their personal beliefs should be at least tolerated, in a Society that preaches tolerance for all. (I’m not trying to start a war Neil. Fact is I don’t believe in taking anyones choices away, if their choices are legal ones. And, pharmacists are legally allowed to NOT fill scripts that show reason not to)
    Due to the fact that the Right to Life Pharmacist numbers are growing, businesses are learning to work WITH them. Having them work when another Pharmacist is on shift at the same time. Making 24 hour script turnovers, which allows for another pharmacist to fill it the next day. Or in my X’s case, he went to work for a Catholic hospital, that allowed for his beliefs. The point being not to stamp out a group because of their beliefs, but finding a solution to the problem. This group of Pharmacists on the whole are a very dedicated, intellegent and caring group that does their job to help others. They believe they have a moral obligation to do what is right, as it is their name on the professional licenses. The X learned to work where his beliefs could be tolerated, and it no longer is an issue. (He is now at a specialized Heart Hospital.) He did leave the retail sector of Pharmacy.

    And Bill~ On the issue of one horse towns with one Pharmacist, most health plans now make provisions for mail order pharmacy scripts. Doctors themselves now carry quite the array of drugs right in their offices, if they feel strongly enough on the issue, most could carry emergency contraceptives there in their office, without any problem.

    The tone of wanting to obliterate their ability to practice pharmacy is as closed minded as the pharmacists who would wipe out the sale of all precription contraceptives. The law makes concessions for those who choose this form of birth control, why can it not make concessions for those who may not believe in it? I’m just sayin’ …

    3T

    PS. Thank you Sophia!:-)

  44. boxen says:

    target, drugs, vibrators? the extent of target here is mittens and cookware, winnie the pooh & all things nice. to add in a pharmacy & emergency contraception, sure. the kiddies haven’t got a clue what’s going on on the script. but how to explain the vibrators? not only that, what if people start trying them on? I wonder if they prescribe std drugs or whether they just ask those people to go elsewhere too.

  45. Because people hold a certain belief does not give them the right to impose it upon other people. If a pharmacist believes that life begins at conception, the she should not have an abortion or take morning after contraceptives.

    That same pharmacist has no right to prevent someone else from using any particular, legally prescribed medicine for any personally held belief.

    There is a fine line between having a belief and passing judgement on someone else. Every religion I can think of teaches humility as a virtue. It is the opposite of humble to assume that one has the right to judge or impose belief on any other person.

    As one (ironically) conservative Christian friend put it: “The UN-judged do not have the right to judge.”
    Namaste.
    ~HDJ

  46. boxen says:

    oh, and ontopic. I’ve been shunned by a doctor whose religious beliefs prevented him from prescibing the map. with the denial comes a sharp edge of moral judgement. the line from professional to personal is crossed. I don’t think that morality should bear any ground in these scripts. should a surgeon not operate because he believes in an eye-for-an-eye? a pharmacist or doctor has no place being in the profession if they are going to exercise religious morality in the workplace. I’m with the borders idea. someone else’s morality is their own business, and giving directions to an alternative pharmacy is helping the process just as much as selling it in the first place. imposition of one’s morals on another. it’s a disgrace.

  47. boxen says:

    [imposition in professional-innocentstranger sense.]

  48. anne arkham says:

    I agree with Danny. Pharmacists should fill every prescription they get, because otherwise, where do you draw the line? My sister is currently being treated for cancer with all sorts of drugs that make her uterus inhospitable to fertilized eggs.

  49. helen says:

    Wow, never know it’s so much fun to shop!! Thanks for restoring my faith in shopping theraphy. I’ll get dressed and go blow my card now… Thanks Neil…NOT.

  50. Neil says:

    Pharmacists for Right to Life!? I was making a joke about some imaginary group. Jeez, I had no idea that there really was this organization! Seriously. You see, the imagination is always one step behind reality.

    And 3T — I appreciate you sticking up for your opinions here, especially when you’re clearly a minority view here. I tend to wimp out when I’m with a group with opposite views, so I think it’s great that you’re not afraid to speak you views.

    OK, now let’s get back to destroying your argument.

  51. anne arkham says:

    You’ve probably pissed off the Pro-Ana Pharmacists, too.

  52. Sophia says:

    What happened to pluralism and live-and-let-live approach? Regardles of who is right or wrong , both sides should still be able to coexist. If the pharmacy was in the middle of nowhere and the woman had no other place to go, I would completely agree with Neil, but if there is another pharmacy available to fill the prescription nearby, it allows both sides to retain their dignity and beliefs.

    In the words of one “famous” LA criminal: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

  53. Neil says:

    Just like our marriage — you always have to get the last word in, don’t you? (I would do a smiling emoticon, but I’m not sure how to)

  54. Tanya says:

    Wow. I updated my post with the note I got from Target. Y’all can do what you want, but until they change their policy, I’m not shopping there. What if there is no other pharmacy in town? Time is PRECIOUS when one is trying to get this sort of thing sorted out. The whole thing makes me sick – will the right to life pharmacist help me raise my unwanted child?

  55. Neil says:

    And thank you Tanya for introducing me to the topic.

  56. Tanya says:

    And apparently making your life miserable…

  57. I’m hanging out in the shoe dept from now on

  58. Sophia says:

    Sorry to interrupt you other blogfest, but I just wanted to say that you made some very good arguments.

    I especially liked it when you wrote:

    “If you want to fight for rights of the pharmacist — your best bet is calling up the ACLU.”

    Interesting.

    The ACLU loves to fight for the rights of Nazis and killers. Do you really think they will ever stand up for the right of this pharmacist in Fenton?

  59. Tatyana says:

    Neil, that remark was plain ugly.

  60. Danny says:

    Maybe I’m beating a dead horse here but I still think allowing this behavior from pharmacists portends a Margaret Atwood-like future where we are at the mercy of professionals who would impose their religious beliefs on us to our own detriment and that is not a world I want to live in (although there are plenty of countries I could move to right now if I did). Again, where do you draw the line? Will there be no defense lawyers in this future world? Some people think male circumcisions are a form of abuse. Will doctors start refusing to perform those?

    Yes, I certainly believe 3T’s husband has every right to practice a profession that he’s spent 8 years training for providing that he fulfills the responsibilities of his job and fills every LEGAL prescription that comes his way unless there is a medical reason not to (i.e., he suspects life-threatening malpractice on the part of the prescribing doctor). I am glad he found another job that aligns better with his beliefs but I still say he was dead wrong to impose his religious paternal attitudes on his customers.

    Forgive me, Sophia, but I don’t think a woman who has been refused a legal prescription because of the moral judgment of a pharmacist will agree that she has retained her dignity in that situation even if there is a Rite-Aid next door that has no problem with the prescription. I am quite sure that any woman in that already difficult position would feel humiliated, demeaned, judged, outraged, and panicked.

    Frankly I can’t think of a single profession where we aren’t required to bend our own personally held beliefs to a certain extent. Obviously if the job challenges those beliefs too strongly that person may choose to switch professions, not alter his or her responsibilities at his or her own whim.

    Neil, I know you were kidding with your letter, but I’m sure the Right-to-Life groups ARE engaging in organized campaigns to place “their” pharmacists in as many pharmacies as they possibly can. And even if we all don’t agree that the pharmacist refusing to fill a prescription should be fired, can we at least agree that the pharmacist who refused to return the prescription to the woman so she could fill it elsewhere should be fired AND arrested?

  61. Danny says:

    Not that I think doctors should be required to perform abortions if they don’t want to, so now where do I draw the line? Oy, this topic depresses me, I should just shut up and be grateful that I’m not a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or impregnated woman.

  62. cruisin-mom says:

    Danny, I completely agree with your post,(part A)…as far as doctors and abortion: I see it as a different issue. When you choose a doctor, you can choose one who performs abortion if that is what you are looking for. When you go into Target, unless it is otherwise posted, you make the assumption that the pharmacist will fill your legal perscription. As far as I know, Target does not post a sign saying “no birth control pills, no emergency contraception perscribed here”. So it seems to me that a pharmacist should choose to work in a pharmacy consistent with his beliefs, just as 3T’s ex did. And not work somewhere that goes against his or her beliefs.

  63. darlin nikki says:

    ack, that makes me mad!! been thinking about this while looking at information on alioto and composing my letter of protest. i worry for equal rights with this man.

  64. Elvira Black says:

    Hey, what’s the prob? Just, like, say no! Just like all the molesting priests and the holier than thou preachers caught with their cash-filled pants down.

    Thanks to all the people who re-elected Bush–hope this makes you very happy. What’s a few million more unplanned for pregnancies and neglected and abused kids? Morality is at stake here!

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  67. Rey says:

    I think stores need to employ a huge TEAM of pharmacists?

    “This is a prescription for Plan B? Sorry, I won’t fill it for you, slut, but Joe-Bob is on break and will be able to help you out.”

    “AIDS drugs? What are you, some kind of f@g? I’m not going to fill this because God gave you what you deserve, but my heathen coworker Susie can help you out.”

    “Statins? What’s wrong with you? That’s what you get for eating meat for a lifetime? I’m not going to fill your prescription, but let me call my manager who’s also a big tub of lard and will likely help you.”

    You know what? Almost every single job has some element to it that goes against our personal beliefs (probably every single customer service-related job for sure). It sucks, but employees have to deal. They don’t have the luxury to pick and choose what aspects of a job they will engage in. Can’t do heavy lifting? The job’s not for you. Can’t type 80 WPM? The job’s not for you. Want to ignore a legitimate customer out to buy a legal product that is stocked in your stores? Step aside and get a job where you don’t have to make decisions that might send you straight to hell.

  68. dista says:

    How’s this for a hypothetical situation?

    -Woman is turned away for emergency contraception by moralist pharmacist.
    -She is unable to obtain the prescription because of lack of transport in a rural area.
    -She gets pregnant.
    -She decides to have an abortion.

    The Pharmacist for Right to Life has contributed to an abortion rather than a prevention of pregnancy. I don’t think that’s what the pharmacist was going for do you?

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  70. Bundy. says:

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  72. I see it as a different issue. When you choose a doctor, you can choose one who performs abortion if that is what you are looking for. When you go into Target, unless it is otherwise posted, you make the assumption that the pharmacist will fill your legal perscription.

  73. Pharmacists should fill every prescription they get, because otherwise, where do you draw the line? My sister is currently being treated for cancer with all sorts of drugs that make her uterus inhospitable to fertilized eggs.

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