Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Attention Target Shoppers:

Friends, I have made a deliberate and concerted effort to keep politics off of this blog. However, as a mother and a woman, I am deeply angered by what is becoming routine discrimination against women by large chains such as Safeway, Walmart and now, Target.

For those of you who have not yet read about, or experienced this, Safeway, Walmart, Target and a few others, have been allowing the pharmacists working within their stores to refuse to fill birth control prescriptions to anyone they don't see fit to give them to. These phamracists, motivated by their own personal, nonprofessional beliefs, are refusing to fill legal and legitimate doctor's prescriptions for birth control pills and/or emergency contraception pills, because they do not personally believe in preventing unwanted pregnancies.

Regardless of what your stance on birth control or emergency contraception is, please think about what this kind of discrimination can mean for you. What if, the next time you go to fill your prescription for your cholesterol pills, you pharmacist just flat out refuses, because, say, you look to young to need such a thing? Or because it's Wednesday. What if your pharmacist just said "Nope, sorry, not at this pharmacy, pal!" when you went to fill your Prozac prescription, on the grounds that s/he doesn't "believe" in depression?

This is descrimination, plain and simple. And it is unacceptable. Please visit Fill My Pills Now! to protest this practice. And while you're at it, you can fire off an angry letter to Target, letting them know what you think of them, for allowing this to happen in their stores here.


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8:38 PM  
Blogger lesley said...

target also financially supported schwazenegger's (sp??) bill making it tougher for seniors to buy more affordable prescription drugs from canada. --- conveniently this came out right at the same time that they launched their pharmacy (coincidence??). i always thought they were the "good" chain store, but now i realize they're evil too.. :(
i have been boycotting. but boy, i sure do miss those isaac mizrahi purses...

9:43 AM  
Blogger llamaschool said...

I wrote them. Grrr.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous crazyvirgo said...

thanks for posting! let's hope some things change or TOdd Oldham and Micheal Graves are gonna hear from me too.

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Blogger you say laura, i say gretchen said...

good grief this is rediculous. also, they don't recognize domestic partners in their wedding registry. assholes!

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