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NAMPA -- A new Idaho law enacted in 2010 is designed to protect medical professionals by allowing them to refuse health care services that conflict with their religious, moral or ethical principles.

But Planned Parenthood says a Nampa pharmacist acted in the wrong and was not protected by the law when she refused to fill a prescription. [...]

The prescription at the center of this is methergine. It’s used to prevent bleeding after childbirth or after an abortion.

In November, a Planned Parenthood nurse called this Nampa Walgreen's for a methergine prescription.

According to Planned Parenthood, the Walgreen's pharmacist asked if their patient had an abortion.

The nurse says she cited federal patient privacy laws and refused to answer.

"The pharmacist said, 'Well, if you're not going to tell me that and she had an abortion, I'm not going to fill this prescription.' And then our practitioner said, 'Why don't you tell me another pharmacy that I can call or another pharmacist that can dispense this medication for my patient?' And the pharmacist hung up on her," said Kristen Glundberg-Prosser of the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.

Planned Parenthood called the pharmacist's actions dangerous.

Nampa Walgreens pharmacist, KTVB Idaho News 88 Comments [1/28/2011 4:48:13 AM]
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You shouldn't be in the healthcare field if your religion gets in the way.

1/29/2011 3:07:10 PM

Brendan Rizzo

@ Gimpo Pop Eyes:

Hey wait just a minute. Don't insult men with beards! A lot of us would not touch fundamentalism with a ten-foot pole.

@ Anon:

What's the picture about? I can see an operating table, but not much else is clear.

@ Anarkist78:

You serious?

@ Mister Spak:

And this is why this law is a serious contender for the vilest act ever done in the name of religion.

1/29/2011 3:54:23 PM

DAMMIT man, you have a job and you are to DO it!

1/29/2011 4:16:09 PM


I'm a medical professional, and this is bullshit. Learn to do your job or GTFO.

1/29/2011 6:50:47 PM


Fire the pharmacist. Full stop. This person had no business withholding drugs that are designed to stop people from bleeding to death, and he/she should not be in the position to refuse anyone else ever again.

Brendan Rizzo- It's a guy in a KKK uniform being tended by black doctors, as far as I can tell.

1/29/2011 7:01:56 PM


Hire atheist/agnostic practitioners only to solve this problem.

1/30/2011 3:49:03 AM



Hire atheist/agnostic practitioners only to solve this problem.]

...and Deists, Non-Fundies, NeoPagans, "Spiritual-But-Not-Religious" Types, etc.

Don't leave us spiritual/theistic types out, even we find these fundy idiots deranged & illogical.

1/30/2011 10:09:54 AM

Winston Jen

Can`t they reveal the pharmacists`s name? She/he should be named and shamed.

1/30/2011 9:06:46 PM

David F Mayer

The business of a pharmacist is to fill any and all legal prescriptions from licensed physicians. If he fails to do so, he should be deprived of his license to practice pharmacy.

1/30/2011 9:19:06 PM


The danger is in planned parenthood not carrying the methergine. They dispense all kinds of other drugs. Carrying on abortions with no methergine in the house or to dispense is irresponsible.

2/3/2011 8:11:47 PM

Talk about a perfect demonstration of why these laws should be unconstitutional.

2/4/2011 11:53:04 AM


Who the hell died and made this pharmacist God?
You're a medical professional, not a fucking preacher. If a medical procedure or medication conflicts with your religious beliefs too fucking bad. You are paid to provide health care, nothing else. Fuck sakes, I'm glad our doctors and other medical professionals aren't like this!

6/2/2012 1:12:24 AM

Filin De Blanc

So basically if doing so would be against your religion, you don't have to actually do your job in any way shape or form. You can just sit around doing fuck all and they can't fire you. What an imbecilic law.

6/2/2012 4:52:46 AM

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