Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Kansas law allows pharmacists to deny birth control

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No birth control

It’s been more than six hours since Kansas Republicans did something stupid and outrageous, so it’s high time they got back in the game:

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed a bill yesterday that will allow pharmacists in the state to refuse to fill a prescription they think could be used to induce abortion. But since the “conscience” measure says they cannot be required to provide a drug or devise that they think “may result in the termination of a pregnancy” — but does not define which drug in particular — the law’s opponents say it could allow a pharmacist to interfere with a woman’s health care by refusing to distribute birth control or emergency contraception.

Because why take the easy (and ethical) route and just find yourself another job when you can instead impose your antiquated and oppressive religious beliefs on others rather than actually do your damn job?