Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Target Digs Itself a Deeper Hole

AMERICABLOG has a wonderful update to the Target-Emergency Contraception topic, where, as you may know, Target has stood behind their pharmacists that refuse to dispense Plan B, by amazingly, calling it a Civil Rights Issue that they must respect!:
As you may recall, Target is letting its pharmacists refuse to fill your order for emergency contracptive pills (Plan B, as it's called) simply because they find your prescription immoral. Target is now saying that they'll fill your prescription in a 'timely manner' at another pharmacy, or at their pharmacy at a later time (presumably when their holier-than-thou employee is on break).

I don't know about you, but when I go to the pharmacist, I don't want him sending me to another Target 40 miles away simply because he has religious issues with my prescription. It's none of his business what prescription I'm getting filled, and short of there being a glaring mistake in my prescription a la 'It's a Wonderful Life' - i.e., instead of allergy pills someone gave me cyanide - it's none of his damn business passing religious judgment on my prescriptions, my illnesses, my prefered form of treatment, or me.

I already have a priest, and he doesn't work at Target, thank you.

But Target feels otherwise. In fact, Target is now claiming - quite incredibly - that its employees' religious fanaticism is covered the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Yes, apparently Target employees are allowed to not sell you things based on THEIR religion. That's an absurd, and rather dangerous, legal statement from Target.
Read the whole thing.


  1. Anonymous3:37 PM


    Who is your priest?


  2. Anonymous3:40 PM

    oops, that was the Ameriblog dude talking about his priest. sorry.


  3. no worries, amy mcamester soonToBeMArried. Ster.