Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pharmacists have rights too

Cristina Alarcon, a Catholic pharmacist in West Vancouver, has started an online firestorm in the National Post over the controversial issue of conscience rights for pharmacists. Should a pharmacist have to provide whatever medication a doctor and patient request, even if it's intended to cause death? Alarcon has been championing pharmacists' conscience rights for years, and it's sad to see the comments to her piece on the topic. There's not a single person whose health is jeopardized by a pharmacist who doesn't want to be complicit in killing, but pathetically, the reaction of people who put their own self-interest in front of conscience rights knows no bounds.

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