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The Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy in Chantilly proudly and purposefully limited what it would stock on its shelves. But it turns out that no birth control pills, no condoms, no porn, no tobacco and even no makeup added up to one thing:

No customers.

The self-described "pro-life" pharmacy went out of business last month, less than two years after it opened to great fanfare, with a Catholic priest sprinkling holy water on the strip-mall store tucked between an Asian supermarket and a scuba shop.

No word on whether he returned for last rites.


Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy, Washington Post 44 Comments [4/25/2010 6:20:33 PM]
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Submitted By: Damned at Random
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Blasphemina

WIN!

4/25/2010 6:23:38 PM

Rumpshaker Slim

Serves them right! What sort of pharmacy won't stock porn?

4/25/2010 6:26:46 PM

Old Viking

It's a bitch when you're pro-life and life pays no attention to you.

4/25/2010 6:29:37 PM

Lainey

Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!

What do these fuckers have to say about women (such as myself) who need birth control pills to regulate their cycles?

4/25/2010 6:48:03 PM

Burris

Not only did their self-righteous stocking policies do them in, but the name probably didn't help.

I feel bad for anyone who goes out of business, but surely these folks must have seen it coming.

4/25/2010 7:23:06 PM

obvious fundie conclusion

This can only mean that there's nothing worth buying in Pharmacies that's not eeevil...

HITLER used pharmacies!

4/25/2010 7:26:48 PM

LDM

They'll probably claim some liberal conspiracy put them out of business.

4/25/2010 7:30:13 PM

shadkat

"...no birth control pills, no condoms, no porn, no tobacco and even no makeup..."

Murder, Arson, and Jaywalking.

4/25/2010 7:51:42 PM



...so what did they sell?

4/25/2010 8:40:23 PM

Horsefeathers

"The Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy in Chantilly proudly and purposefully limited what it would stock on its shelves. But it turns out that no birth control pills, no condoms, no porn, no tobacco and even no makeup added up to one thing:

No customers."


I saw that coming before I finished the first sentence and these morons didn't see it coming the entire time they were planning this? Not exactly Harvard Business grads, are they?

"The self-described "pro-life" pharmacy went out of business last month, less than two years after it opened to great fanfare, with a Catholic priest sprinkling holy water on the strip-mall store tucked between an Asian supermarket and a scuba shop."

It's good to see superstitious hoo-doo rituals are as effective as ever. Perhaps the Good Father should have tried fresh pigeon blood instead.

"No word on whether he returned for last rites."

Someone give this journalist a raise!

4/25/2010 9:00:03 PM



Kind of sucks for them, but at least they tried.

4/25/2010 9:12:49 PM

Man Called True

I feel sorry for the people who opened it, since losing your business must suck even more with the current climate, but honestly... they should have seen this coming.

4/25/2010 9:39:19 PM

Hive

Bye bye.

4/25/2010 9:48:14 PM

campbunny

What did they think would happen? Cigarettes, condoms, makeup, porn...

4/25/2010 9:51:24 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW? PEOPLE LIKE SEX. WHOOPS.

4/25/2010 10:31:54 PM

aaa

Welcome to the free market, bitches.

4/25/2010 10:36:59 PM

Sisyphus

And yet I bet they continued to carry chewing gum - as unbiblical a substance as you can get. God smote them. Oh yes. He smote them.

4/25/2010 11:01:26 PM

Mihangel apYrs

their own fault: teh eebil gheys can't cross holy water, nor can all the other sinners!

4/25/2010 11:18:40 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

While it sucks that their business failed, they really should have thought it through before opening the store in the first place.

4/26/2010 1:40:15 AM



wait, wait ... pharmacies stock porn in the US? Can't see it catching on in Boots!

4/26/2010 2:38:13 AM

Swede

Where were all the True pro-life Christians? Shouldn't they have shopped there all the time, to keep it going?
Or was it their policy of "no good deed is needed, only kiss up to God and everything will be fine" that did it in.

This shows the power of prayers too, I guess. The owners and workers probably prayed a lot, that times would change, that customers would flood to them.

4/26/2010 4:05:01 AM

Doctor Whom

I live in Northern Virginia, and it's good to see that we're not all far-right whackjobs.

@#1151461: I've seen porn in pharmacies in the US since the seventies.

4/26/2010 4:42:48 AM

MrsYoungie

I agree that people stayed away because of the name. I would never enter someplace called "Divine Mercy" anything.
And cigarettes and porn? not in Ontario drug stores.
There's a small drug store in the medical centre near me that truly only sells pharmaceutical related products. They are still in business - but I think there would be a problem if they didn't fill birth control scrips.
Any why, for crissake, no make up? is that of the debbit as well?

4/26/2010 5:04:10 AM

Canon Father

The brand of sacramental juice they sold really sucked.

4/26/2010 6:19:23 AM

Berny

If a pharmacist can elect to proclaim his faith by refusing to stock items he considers objectionable, then customers can elect to show their displeasure by not shopping there.
It is the one aspect about a free-market economy I can fully support. I tell fundies this all the time when they complain about a movie, or a television series, or a store, etc.
If you don't like it, don't watch it, don't go there, don't give them money.
It's simple really.

4/26/2010 7:38:16 AM
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