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31. Posted by Hay (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

I can't believe you guys have to pay at all!!

It's form of contraception - I know condoms can be bought, but you can also get them from the doctors here in the UK for free also, if you ask.

32. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

In the US, having contraception offered for free would throw the "abstinance only" throngs into a complete frenzy. Don't say the word condom in public or someone will be sure to tell you sex should remain in the closet. We've got a big plate full of issues being debated here at the moment - everything from "family values" to "right-to-life" (anti-abortion) to "re-uniting church and state". Oh, and let's not forget "gay marriages". Our current administration has no qualms about infringing upon and reducing personal freedoms in the name of "God-fearing Christianity" and (here it is again) "Family Values".

Right now - we should probably be happy that any form of birth control is available at all. But, I digress. I am old enough to remember free clinics and the clinics distributing OCs for FREE. We'll never see that again!

33. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I read somewhere that certain pharmacists in the US refuse to honour prescriptions for birth control/the morning after pill due to their own personal values and beliefs. Is that just rumour, or is there some truth in it...?

If it's true, all the more reason to DIVIDE church and state.

34. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

It's true:

Wisconsin parmacist refuses to fill OC prescription
Wisconsin Case

Illinois pharmacist refuses to fill either - suing our governor
Illinois Court Case

Missouri is proposing a bill concerning the issue (Page doesn't load well so scroll down for the story.)
Missouri Legislation

Another approach - let everyone have their way - then when there is a total uprising in 2008, we won't have another administration like this one for several more years. Problem there - trying to reverse the damage done.

35. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I'm just waiting for the reversal of Roe vs. Wade - our right to abortion law. They have already done it for the partial birth abortion, which is not a nice, neat procedure, but necessary in some medical instances. It was presented as though they were performed routinely in clinics - which wasn't the case, nor even close to the truth. But, people are sheep...

36. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Good lord, it's a bloody fight about power more than anything else. "My beliefs are better than YOUR beliefs!" Don't you have to take some kind of oath as a pharmacist?

And then there's the whole slippery slope thing. What if you don't believe in heart medication? Or you think insulin goes against God's will? Or that women are meant to "suffer" so no Midol for you, missy!

I like the line in the first article that says a pharmacist has no place interfering in a doctor/patient relationship. All this smacks of something decidedly anti-democratic!!

37. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

It's only the tip of the iceberg, Tina.

Because they saw to it that Baby Bush was re-elected, the religious right now feel that they have the power to greatly influence policy. The sad thing - it's working. Both sides take it to the extreme, but there is a reason for the separation of church and state - no one religious belief receives preferencial treatment - even playing field. But, change is in the wind and it's not pretty - rather like a locust storm on the horizon.

A pharmacist's job is to dispense the drugs a person's physician has prescribed. Period. If there is a conflict of interest - find other work. Changing the laws that govern the many, because of the views of the few, is inappropriate (at the least) and realistically absurd. The pharmacist chose that profession. He/she should not have the ability to decide who's prescription is worthy and who's is not. That is up to the physician. If the proposed laws are passed - it's going to be a s**t storm (without the locusts). Welcome to America!

38. Posted by weaversgal (Full Member 107 posts) 11y

Hiya
fantastic question there! I'm also on the pill but I am just going around India for four months, I have a friend who is currently using that implant and she says its fantastic and she seems as horny as ever lol... she was in the injection previous to that and i have also had several friends use it who all say they have lost their sex drive whilst being on it so I would not go on the injection ever!

hope that helps a bit
steph x

39. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

I'm just waiting for the reversal of Roe vs. Wade - our right to abortion law. They have already done it for the partial birth abortion, which is not a nice, neat procedure, but necessary in some medical instances. It was presented as though they were performed routinely in clinics - which wasn't the case, nor even close to the truth. But, people are sheep...

Your last line is dead on...and it scares the crap outta me!! Bush has really taken this country back to the dark ages....

40. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

It's going to just get darker before it's over. Someone please shine the light!!