Re: Wal-Mart Ordered to Provide Morning-After Pill
I think that if it was (insert any individual) all by themselves, they're entitled to do whatever they wish. Once they enter into employment to provide a service under the restrictions of an employer, they lose that entitlement. Walmart can chose to carry or not carry a medication based on profitability, local needs or any other reasonable criteria. The employee in this case is aware that their employer provides that product/service. If they dont want to provide that product/service, they should not work there.
I dont think its up to the individuals personal morals and motivations to decide they will or will not carry out a reasonable expectation for their job, which in this case is to meter out a specified supply of available medications to a patient who has a legal application to receive that supply.
Asking the common people to navigate a town full of personal morals to receive a contracted service is a little too much. If we were talking about artisan breads and one bakers disdain for white bread, thats one thing. When its a medical service, particularly one already fraught with emtional charges, asking a patient to approach the service provider with the trepidation of rejection isnt reasonable.
Whats next? Christian scientist pharmacists who refuse to fill any prescriptions?
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.