Monday, April 18, 2005

CNN reports on a bill recently introduced in Congress that would require pharmacies to fill prescriptions. (The bill "would allow a pharmacist to refuse to fill a prescription only if the prescription can be passed to and filled by a co-worker at the same pharmacy.")

Karen Brauer of Pharmacists for Life is not happy. She thinks "conscience" clauses are helping to save American from descending into moral rot:

Yet some want additional legislation to protect pharmacists who believe certain birth control drugs are forms of abortion, Karen Brauer, president of Pharmacists for Life, told the Reuters news agency. The group provides legal advice and support to pharmacists.

Brauer told Reuters she believes doctors will eventually begin ordering women to abort disabled children, or refuse to treat them after birth.

"They'll force women to kill their children ... It will be like China. It's the next logical step," she told Reuters.

Got that? If the victim of a sexual assault is actually able to fill a prescription for a morning-after pill so she won't have to give birth to her rapist's baby, that's inevitably going to lead to mass state-ordered child murder. "It's the next logical step."

This is the new American political mainstream.

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