Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Soapbox Day

Well, I hate to do this so soon after that last post, OK not really, but I'm getting up on my soapbox again today.

First thing - a guy was just convicted in Lithuania (we kicked him out of FL 3 years ago) for helping the nazis kill Jews. Why do these fuckers always go to Florida?? However, they determined he was too FRAIL to go to jail. What?! Really, that's so interesting because I'm sure many of his victims were too frail to be KILLED too, asshole.

Second thing - there was an obnoxious Letter to the Editor in the paper (The Columbus Dispatch) yesterday that I cannot stop thinking about. It was from a pharmacist - MALE - ranting about how he is not going to be forced to give women the "abortion" pill. Gee, when did that law get passed again that said ignorant men get to decide what's best for pregnant women?

I have such a problem with this. One, everything I've ever read about this subject is always by a MALE pharmacist who has a problem with dispensing this pill. Interesting, no? Two, why does a pharmacist get to decide whether or not someone gets a pill they are legally entitled to? Did phamacists all the sudden become God? And I say this having a mother who is a pharmacist. I asked her about this last year when this subject came up and her personaal feeling was that personal feelings shouldn't be brought into pharmacy. You have a job to do, a service to provide, if you don't want to perform get another job. Well said, Mother!

The letter writer in my paper went on to basically say so what if the woman is raped, she still doesn't deserve the pill because - wait for it - the child shouldn't be killed because of the crime of the father. He then ends with, "Why should the woman be allowed choice, but not the health-care professional?" Oh brilliant, gee, I hope we have more of these idiots out there. Why don't we just let pharmacists make ALL health care decisions. Hey, Ed over there doesn't look so sick to me so I'm just not gonna dispense his cancer meds this month. I would like to christen this pharmacist "King of the Ding Dongs."

OK, putting the soapbox away until at least tomorrow when someone else pisses me off. Have a great day!

10 Comments:

Blogger wordgirl said...

Yeah...that one got my blood pressure up and running! If the asshat pharmacists were the ones getting pregnant by a rapist, they'd be tripping over their own feet to get the "morning after" pill. You can take that to the bank. That pharmacist sounds like he needs a beating.

3/28/2006 11:14 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I haven't seen that story, but I don't get it. What right does he have to decide who gets what...even if it is the morning after pill.


I don't like everything that goes with my job, but I do my job.

3/28/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Lucy's Dilemma said...

You can get on your soapbox all you want darlin, as long as there is room for TWO of us on there! I totally agree with everything you said! :)

3/28/2006 4:17 PM  
Blogger Suz said...

Iam totally with you on the whole pharmacist/abortion pill. Everytime I read something about this I get angry.

I so think its wrong of a pharmacist to not give the pill to a woman especially if she has a prescpription for it.

Hugs Suz

3/28/2006 5:04 PM  
Blogger FrogLegs said...

You know, about the drugs. My belief is-- maybe those who don't want to giv eout the drugs should find another profession. That's insane. Can't talk about it. I'll rant too. The first one. *ziiiiiip* my lips. *sigh*

3/28/2006 5:12 PM  
Blogger David said...

The young women and men who are dying everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan, give him the right to act according to his conscience, just as woman have the right to free choice. It's called FREEDOM and the price of it is very high.

LEST WE FORGET

3/28/2006 10:32 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I wonder if the pharmacist has a problem with Viagra? How about sleeping pills, those can be used to commit suicide. Perhaps they don't believe in prescribing ritalin to children, perhaps they should refuse to dispense that too. If I owned the pharmacy I would refuse to pay them.

3/28/2006 11:41 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

Great rant! Well said!

3/29/2006 12:42 PM  
Blogger Jess and Jetta said...

My friends and I have this debate all of the time. It's about choice. I agree totally.

3/30/2006 12:09 AM  
Blogger Libragirl said...

That phamacist is an idiot. I always wondered what a phamacist was thinking when I picked up my birth control pills or my allergy meds...is he judging me. I always hoped no, but since I worked in a pharmacy for 6 years, I know better. But still to know they put the ignorance in writing is just GRRR

3/30/2006 6:38 AM  

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