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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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ABORTING LIBERTY

The Washington State Board of Pharmacy has ruled that pharmacies have a duty to fill all "lawful" prescriptions, despite an individual pharmacists objections to a drug. Thus, pharmacists have lost the right to freedom of conscience and must dispense the morning after abortion pill.

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Moving forward, pharmacists with personal objections to a drug must get a co-worker to fill the order. Failing that, they are duty-bound to fill it themselves. Bottom line: A patient must be able to get her prescription filled in the same pharmacy visit."

To refuse to dispense the pill now endangers one's employment and livelihood. To dispense it endangers one's immortal soul. The judicially created false "right" of a women to kill her child now trumps the God given, constitutionally mandated right to religious freedom. Here is yet another example of radical secularism eroding our freedoms. I cannot see how a pro-life pharmacist can continue working in the state of Washington.

And what about when the liberal state of Washington decides to legalize physician assisted suicide? No doubt this ruling also mandates pharmacies to dispense lethal doses of drugs to kill a human being--without the ability to object based upon conscience.

This story comes upon the heels of another
article pertaining to an "abortion crisis" in the U.K. as doctors refuse to perform abortions.

"Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in "conscientious objectors" who request exemption from the task, the RCOG says. A key factor is what specialists call "the dinner party test". Gynaecologists who specialise in fertility treatment creating babies for childless couples are almost universally revered - but no one boasts of being an abortionist.

"As a result, after decades of campaigning, anti-abortion organisations may be on the point of achieving their objective by default. Repeated efforts to tighten the law have failed and public opinion remains firmly in support, but the growing number of doctors refusing to do the work means there may soon not be enough prepared to carry out terminations to meet demand.

"Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which carries out a quarter of all abortions performed in England, said: "There is a real crisis looming. Unless we can address the problem and motivate doctors to train in abortion, we may well face a situation in five years' time in which women's access to abortion is severely restricted. It is our biggest headache."

"Richard Warren, honorary secretary of the RCOG and a consultant obstetrician in Norfolk, said: "In the past, abortion was an accepted part of the workload. People did not like it but they accepted that it was in the best interests of the woman concerned. Now people are given the option of opting out of the bits of the job they don't like doing and if two or three say 'No thanks', it makes it easier for others to follow."

"He added: "There is an ethos that people go into medicine to save lives and look after people. Usually, a decision for termination is taken reluctantly even though it is recognised that it is in the best interests of the woman. It is difficult and upsetting work and it is done with obvious reticence. We are seeing more doctors who are reluctant to be involved in the process and this is happening in the context of growing demand."


Are Doctors next?