Friday, December 30, 2005

SB 0004

SB 0004

Per the online session information this misguided Senate Bill will make it so that:
Provides that a person may not be required, as a condition of training, employment, pay, promotion, or privileges, to dispense: (1) a medical device or drug that may result in an abortion; or (2) a birth control device or medication.

This Bill came about because a few pharmacists feel that they should be allowed to pick and choose which drugs and devices they dispense.

I understand that some pharmacists have religious convictions that may cause them to believe that abortion and birth control are wrong. We all have our own opinions and I respect other people’s opinions.

Pharmacists should dispense the drugs and devices that are prescribed by Doctors. That is the job of a pharmacist, PERIOD.

If I owned a pharmacy and one of my pharmacists refused to issue birth control pills to one of our customers, I would fire the pharmacist. Senate Bill 0004 would make it so the pharmacist could not be fired in the above situation.

Imagine this situation if you would. Let’s say a Doctor prescribes birth control pills to a woman to help her regulate her period so she can get pregnant. Can you imagine this woman going to a pharmacy to fill this prescription and having a pharmacist refuse to fill the prescription? I imagine the woman in question would have a strong reaction against the pharmacist and the pharmacy. I would not blame her.

Imagine this situation if you would. Let’s say a group of people who are against abortion and birth control decide to all apply for jobs at Planned Parenthood. Let’s assume that some of these people get hired by Planned Parenthood. Does that mean these new employees can refuse to assist people who want to obtain an abortion or birth control devices?

We need less government regulation. Regulation is driving up the costs of everything. This Bill needs to die a painful death.

This misguided Senate Bill was written by Senator Drozda.

Mike Sylvester
Chairman of the Libertarian party of Allen County


IT-Chick said...

Well, this bill isn't a good idea.

IT-Chick said...

If I had an idea for a law I wanted, how would I go about doing this? I know...big question.
Would I begin with Souder?

LP Mike Sylvester said...

If it is a Federal Law you would begin with Souder, Bayh or Luger. If it is an Indiana Bill you would start with your State Senator or your State Congressman. Mine are Wyss and Pond.

Robert Enders said...

Start with the one that you wouldn't mind owing a favor to.

Lewis said...

The right to fire and promote someone in a privately owned pharmacy should be simply private.
I have no problem with someone being fired from a private company for not disbursing abortion devices. I also don't have a problem with a pharmacy deciding not to carry such devices in the first place.
To me, this seems like another government intrusion into the property rights of Americans.

Robert Enders said...

At the same time, a company should have the descretion to supply or not supply any legal drug. Suppose someone started "Christian Drugs" where one could get a perscription filled, say, for antibiotics, but not birth control. I would not shop there, but I would support the right of such a place to exist.

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