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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Continuing War On Women's Privacy

Jan 14th, 2011

There's some incredibly disheartening news over at Little Green Footballs via Jezebel:

"A Walgreen's pharmacist in Nampa, Idaho refused to fill a prescription for a drug to stop uterine bleeding unless the nurse practitioner revealed whether the patient had had an abortion. Clearly, if she had, she deserved to bleed to death!

Here's what happened:

Planned Parenthood officials said the complaint states that the pharmacist inquired if the patient needed the drug for post-abortion care. The nurse refused to answer the question based on confidentiality of health information. According to Planned Parenthood, the pharmacist then stated that if the nurse practitioner did not disclose that information, she would not fill the prescription. The nurse alleged that the pharmacist hung up when asked for a referral to another pharmacy that would fill the prescription."

It is strongly recommended that you read the entire article.

There is another point that deserves attention. Elective abortion is not the top cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. It's not even in the top several. (Sources here, here and here.) The assumption made by this "health professional" is not merely invasive and repulsive, it is also without scientific basis. Enjoy the hate, Idaho.

1 comment:

  1. Although the pharmacist would not fill the prescription, he did have a lovely selection of burqas on sale.