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Hurray AUSTIN!

August 19th, 2005 (02:11 pm)

AUSTIN - Texas' capital city became the first in the nation Thursday, according to Planned Parenthood, to prohibit a pharmacy from refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control, emergency contraceptives and other medications.

The measure, approved unanimously by the Austin City Council, requires Walgreens, the city's pharmaceutical contractor, to fill prescriptions for patients on Austin's medical assistance program "in-store, without discrimination or delay," even if an individual pharmacist declines to fill a prescription based on personal beliefs.


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Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)

and at all the keggers, rejoycing could be heard.

but really, the fact that rape victums had to worry about being forced to carry a rape-child was (well, still is most places) a scary, and very wrong thing.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)

It's frightening how many people are not aware
of how the rights of women are being stripped away
little piece by little piece at a time in this country.

Being on the Planned Parenthood's mailing list
is at times a very very depressing thing.

This morning was a little GOOD news,
I thought I should share.

Posted by: now live via cell phone (sunshyncat)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
loud

Yes! All hope is not lost!

Posted by: I'm on a horse (celticcowboy68)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
dancin' fool

Hell yeah. I wanna move to Austin now.

Posted by: Our Lady of Perpetual Meanderings (twistedcat)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)

awesome

Posted by: Speed_Draven_X (sdx)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)

Do you remember my angry diatribes on this? ("Carl, you always have angry diatribes")

I am so happy to see this. I can respect, to some degree, a doctor passing on moral and ethical boundaries, if there are readily available replacement doctors.

But pharmacists fill pills. And follow doctors orders. Their job isnt to interject their judgments into their daily work, and I was furious that legislation was being passed in places to allow it.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)

Carl, we live in a pretty cool Town.

(I can almost forgive the Smoking Ban that goes into action on the same day,
for this one.)

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