Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Arizona's Shame is America's Shame

The Arizona Daily Star has this story about a rape victim who was refused emergency contraception because of pharmacists in Tuscon who are too moral to stock or dispense the drug. Tuscon is one of Arizona's largest cities, and Arizona is one of the less rigidly Neanderthal red states. Women in more rural areas of much of the South and West must find it absolutely impossible to purchase Plan B. The result, of course, is that they will not get the drug in time, they will become pregnant, and then they will seek abortions (at great difficulty and expense). The pharmacists who won't supply morning-after pills to women who don't want to become pregnant presumably do so out of the righteous certainty that "life begins at conception." Are they too stubborn to realize that their actions actually lead to more abortions, not fewer? Or are they just too dense to understand that they are not God and are not uniquely capable of determining God's will?

I pray for them, for the Tuscon victim of rape and willful pharmacist malpractice, and for the thousands of women at risk of being saved from unfortunate pregnancies by the Bible Belt. May God have mercy on their souls.


Blogger Rob Anderson said...

I couldn't agree more.

4:11 PM  

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