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SR Letter: Can’t Afford To Have Choice

As a medical professional, pharmacists have no right to legislate morality on the prescriptions they fill. An individual’s doctor prescribes medication at their discretion. If we allow this to pass, where will it end? The emergency room RN refusing to treat a patient if their tattoos are objectionable? The mechanic who won’t fix your car if he doesn’t like your bumper stickers? A restaurant refusing service based on sexual orientation? All considered issues of morality. Should we all be so judged? Need more reasons to defeat it? I’ll appeal to your pocketbook. As these mortified customers are turned away, the pharmacy with the pious employees will lose revenue. A lot of revenue; as we all know, prescriptions aren’t cheap. They will lose regular customers and even more money. A percentage of which will be passed on to us, the consumers. So not only is it wrong, it is going to cost us all.

Joy E. Carlsen
Spokane


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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