Biblehumpers and Witch-Hunters Have Rights Too
Four pharmacists are suing for their “right” to NOT fill prescriptions for the emergency morning-after birth control pill. Ironically, lots of conservatives — the same people who are always blubbering about “too many lawsuits” and “too much litigation” — are in favor of this lawsuit.
The Walgreen drugstore chain — complying with an Illinois state law — ordered all of its pharmacists to sign an electronic statement pledging that they would enable all emergency contraception prescriptions to be filled.
The Illinois law allows a pharmacist to refuse to fill a prescription, BUT the prescription must be referred to a co-worker who can quickly fill the prescription. Apparently this went against the “consciences” of four Walgreen pharmacists, who refused to sign the statement.
Here’s some career advice for the Four Douchebags: Become a minister, and get the F&%$#! out of the health care field. Either perform the job you’re being paid for, or find another job that doesn't offend your conscience. Duuuhhhhh!!!!!
What’s next, a vegetarian Burger King employee whose “conscience” won’t let him serve hamburgers? How about a devout Muslim working in a Bible store whose religious convictions won’t let him sell Bibles.
The Four Douchebags weren’t fired by Walgreen. They’ve been on unpaid leave since November, and they’ve been offered jobs at out-of-state Walgreen stores which wouldn’t be subject to the Illinois law.
Their lawsuit is being handled by the American Center for Law and Justice, an ultra-rightwing legal group which was founded by — you guessed it — Pat Robertson.