Abortion, DeLay and Medieval Pharmacists
An Idaho abortion law was overturned by an Appeals Court, and the Supreme Court yesterday refused to intervene. The Supreme Court will let the Appeals Court ruling stand: the “emergency” provisions of the Idaho law were too strict. The law would have required parental consent for anyone under 18 to get an abortion, except in cases of “medical emergency.”
OK, so the upcoming battle over the next Supreme Court nominee isn’t red-hot enough yet; let’s throw a little more gasoline on the fire. At this rate we’re gonna have to call in the National Guard to keep order during the next judicial hearing. Oops — that’s right, we can’t; they’re all in Iraq…
Just when you think you already know how sleazy and two-faced Tom DeLay is, more filth keeps oozing into the media. In 1988, Mr. Sanctity of Life Himself was faced with the same life or death decision as the Schiavo family. His father had been injured in a tram accident and was near death. After doctors told the family that the father would remain in a vegetative state, the DeLay family made the painful decision to end life support. (Note: In this case DeLay wasn’t surrounded by TV cameras and sanctimonious politicians.)
DeLay later filed a successful lawsuit against the manufacturer of the faulty machine part that caused his father’s accident. Yes, this is the same Tom DeLay who has constantly pushed for tort reform, reduction in product liability, and has gone on and on about evil trial lawyers and “frivolous, parasitic lawsuits.”
And now, even the Wall Street Journal has condemned DeLay in an editorial. A milestone! At this point he’s almost reached the Albatross stage, where his opponents are hoping he’ll stay and be an embarrassment to Republicans.
What’s the difference between a pharmacy and the Spanish Inquisition? No, this isn’t a riddle — I'm asking. In a 21st century version of the Scarlet Letter, some pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control and morning after pills, on “moral” grounds. Hey Asshole, you’re a pharmacist!! Either do your job or get the F%$# out of there. If you’d rather be a preacher, go preach.
What’s next, a fireman who thinks fire is God’s Will and it’s not Man’s place to intervene?
If you think pharmacists should be filling prescriptions instead of trying to be High Priests or Grand Inquisitors, please sign This Petition.
Check out Brother Kenya's post from yesterday on this same subject.