Next time you respond to one of my posts, try reading it first. It is outrageous that licensed pharmacists can now dispense only those controlled substances they deem appropriate based upon subjective moral grounds, yes.
And tell me this Southern Man, what's to stop a hetero white doctor from refusing to treat a gay black patient on "moral grounds"?
"Moral grounds", get it? It's subjective bullshit that means whatever you want it to mean, i.e. meaningless.
BTW, you don't legislate personal freedoms, you legislate against personal freedoms. More legislation = less personal freedoms = bigger government = (in this case) vile socialism.
First off I am not a Southerner in my culture, education, or views. I was born and raised in New Jersey and I embody most of all the stereotypes that go along with that.
Secondly, It is no more outrageous that a pharmacist (private business person) should be able to render the products they think they should sell. We say that businesses can do that all the time. I guess you want Home Depot to provide pap-smears?
Thirdly, maybe you should read the actual rule before you spout off with your Liberal News Hearsay and get your Outrage On. Hear is what is says in part:
The ability of patients to access health care services, including abortion and
reproductive health services, is long-established and is not changed in this rule. Instead,
this rule implements federal laws protecting health care workers and institutions from
being compelled to participate in, or from being discriminated against for refusal to
participate in, health services or research activities that may violate their consciences,
including abortion and sterilization, by entities that receive certain funding from the
And here is the rule in its entirety.
So now go back and sit down and take a deep breath and drink a long tall cup of STFU!
Basically the rule is giving teeth to laws that are already on the books. It is the government stepping in and saying that you can not discriminate against a healthcare professional if they do not want to perform a procedure that goes against their morality.
Isn't it interesting that it is ok for your morality to be forced upon healthcare professionals but when someone steps up the plate and says that healthcare professionals can hold different views than you and not be penalized for it, well then you just spit the friggin' dummy don't ya?