Wednesday, April 20, 2005

SHOULD PHARMACISTS WHO MORALLY OBJECT TO CERTAIN DRUGS(BIRTH CONTROL), HAVE TO FILL THOSE PRESCRIPTIONS?

Do pharmacists have a right to refuse to dispense abortifacient drugs like RU-486?

Yes, says The Ethics Guy, Dr. Bruce Weinstein.

Health care professionals do not have to check their conscience at the door when they come to work Catholic hospitals don’t perform a bortions, so pharmacists too should be able to “just say no”. Pharmacists who exercise their right to
conscientious objection should counsel women where they CAN get their prescriptions filled

Dr. Bruce Weinstein is the author of the new book, “Life Principles: Feeling Good by Doing Good”.



Check out his website at TheEthicsGuy.com
Find out if you are Ethical take his ethics quiz.

2 Comments:

At 3:00 PM, Blogger JW said...

If the pharmacist worked for me and refused to fill a customers prescription I would fire him.

If anyone had a "moral objection" to filing these kinds of prescriptions they should have thought twice before making this a career choice.

Lets take this to the absurd.

"If a Pharmacy was on fire should the dispatcher for the fire department refuse to "roll the trucks" because he/she "morally objected" to certain drugs being housed there and did not want to participate in anything that may end up saving the objectionable drugs along with the building?"

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger boarder8925 said...

"SHOULD PHARMACISTS WHO MORALLY OBJECT TO CERTAIN DRUGS(BIRTH CONTROL), HAVE TO FILL THOSE PRESCRIPTIONS?"

Unless their boss says otherwise, no they shouldn't. Plain and simple.

 

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