Thursday, October 30, 2008

No Matter The Result In November My Friends, You Can Be Sure Their Jihad Against Women Will Continue.

From the Washington Post:

CHANTILLY, Va. -- A new drug store at a Virginia strip mall is putting its faith in an unconventional business plan: No candy. No sodas. And no birth control. Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy is among at least seven pharmacies across the nation that are refusing as a matter of faith to sell contraceptives of any kind, even if a person has a prescription.

Here's my favorite part:

The drug store is the seventh in the country to be certified as not prescribing birth control by Pharmacists for Life International. The anti-abortion group estimates that perhaps hundreds of other pharmacies have similar policies, though they have not been certified.

Way to let the Jihadists get away with pulling something out of their ass to score propaganda points Washingon Post. I estimate that Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy has a policy of refilling Vicodin prescriptions early no questions asked, and I have as much evidence to back it up as you cite for your "hundreds of other pharmacies have similar policies" line. All you addicts in the DC area should totally check out Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy's early Vicodin refill policy.

Actually, I take it back. This is my favorite part:

On Tuesday, the pharmacy celebrated a blessing from Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde. While Divine Mercy Care is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, it is guided by church teachings on sexuality.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to leave my nephew at home should I ever decide to check out the place, lest he be bent over the way so many alter boys who were being schooled in the Roman Catholic Church's teachings on sexuality have been bent over. The sheer chutzpah. Can someone tell me why the white, wrinkly, old men who lead the Roman Catholic Church have any....ANY credibility when it comes to teaching about sexuality??? 

I just now Googled Bishop Paul S Loverde. What a surprise:

A local Roman Catholic priest says he is being retaliated against by his bishop for providing evidence that three priests in separate incidents stole church collections, impregnated a married parishioner and collected homosexual pornography. The Rev. James R. Haley says he was suspended by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde after blowing the whistle on the three priests in the Diocese of Arlington.

So, if you'd like your prescription filled at a place that's been blessed by a man who evidently thinks it's OK to have his underlings knock up your wife, then Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy may be for you. If, on the other hand, you would like to stay as far away as possible from people who would put their seed into your spouse, or at least do business where you will not be judged for engaging in acts billions of years of biology have programmed you to engage in, you can come see me. 

You should also see if Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy will refill your Vicodin early. 

Thanks to the multiple alert readers who tipped me to the story.


minja said...

I got all excited when I saw this.. I was like woohooo I'm gonna get a thank you at the end!

Multiple. Alert. Readers. Damnit.

You saw mine first though. I saw that arrow turn into a checkmark.

pacalaga said...

Would you please start a Satan's Handouts Pharmacy? I'd totally get all my birth control there.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'd much prefer that these hosers be all segregated in their own personal pharmacies instead of being out in my neighborhood, practicing stealth morality on my unsuspecting neighbors.
Think about it: do we really want one of these guys out in the local community denying services to women without warning? I can't imagine the hassle of dropping off my BC script and then having to find another pharmacy. I really can't imagine having to do this within the emergency contraception window, especially post sexual assault. I don't want this guy in my home state, let alone my pharmacy. Let them all go to their little religious gulags along with their fellow fanatics, and get them OUT of my community.

Anonymous said...

I think it is funny that you get all worked up by this. Anyone who owns their own pharmacy should not be forced to sell anything they don't want to sell for any reason. We have choice in this country. Nobody is forcing people to go to a pharmacy that openly refuses to sell birth control, the morning after pill or the assisted suicide cocktail.

On the other hand I own a pharmacy that is in a rural area, rather isolated, and would never let my personal opinions dictate what I sell. I am not a fan of the morning after pill or the assisted suicide cocktail. However, I have no intention of forcing my opinion on others so I sell all of the above and you shouldn't force a pharmacist who is a religious freek to do something against their morals either.

Have a great day!

was1 said...

How do you get a nun pregnant? Dress her up like an alter boy.

Romius T. said...

I see why a certain lucky charm has taken a break from commenting on a certain blog as her real blog crush is back in action. Thats ok.

Nana Jackie said...

I had to take this oath before I could collect my diploma:

"The eternal providence has appointed me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. May the love for my art actuate me at all time; may neither avarice nor miserliness, nor thirst for glory or for a great reputation engage my mind; for the enemies of truth and philanthropy could easily deceive me and make me forgetful of my lofty aim of doing good to Thy children.

May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain.

Grant me the strength, time and opportunity always to correct what I have aquired, always to extend its domain; for knowledge is immense and the spirit of man can extend indefinitely to enrich itself daily with new requirements.

Today he can discover his errors of yesterday and tomorrow he can obtain a new light on what he thinks himself sure of today. Oh, God, Thou has appointed me to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures; here am I ready for my vocation and now I turn unto my calling."

So where do these arseholes get off picking and choosing what they will and will not provide? If they're not going to sell contraception, they sure as shit better not be selling Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and the whole gamut of snake oil ED remedies. God save us from the Palinites.

BTW, welcome back, DM. Missed ya.

Anonymous said...

What do you consider the "assisted suicide cocktail?"

Phathead said...

I'm going to own a pharmacy and choose to not dispense Lortab because... well because I don't like the Vic-fiends. Now THAT would be a pharmacy.

Ace said...

As a soon-to-be-former journalist, I feel somewhat embarrassed that such a statement would get through in such a reputable paper.

(And to think, I failed their copy-editing test a few years back...)

On the upside, I like monkeys!


Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh, what in the world has happened to my catholic Catholic Church? I must've missed too many Masses since I stopped attending regularly after the campus pastor was arrested for soliciting mmmmm 30 yrs ago. While I believe in choices and freedom and moral behavior, I also think there are ethics and duty involved in the professed pharmacist role. Divine mercy, indeed...more like merciful goodness, what is it all coming to?
Cathy Lane RPh

Katie Schwartz said...

Unbelievable. I'm glad you posted about this.

I go to a small pharmacy and have been loyal to him for two-years. I hope he never goes out of business. He's a nice Jewish boy. Whatever you need or want, he's got it or will get it.

Shalom said...

I am an Orthodox Jew working as a pharmacist in a hareidi (ultra-Orthodox) neighborhood. In my faith, contraception is prohibited... unless a rabbi, in consultation with a doctor, has determined that becoming pregnant at this time would be detrimental to the health of the mother. In which case, it's *mandatory*.

We also have a principle, brought down in Pirke Avoth (Ethics of the Fathers): Judge everyone according to the benefit of the doubt, and don't assume anyone is wicked without proof. Therefore, whenever I see a script for an oral contraceptive, I must assume that they, being (presumably) righteous people, have consulted with their rabbi and his decision was they should use it, and I go ahead and fill it. If they haven't, that's between them and their God, nothing to do with me...

Anonymous said...

I don't have anything against this guy. If you read he also doesn't sell smokes, candy, or a bunch of other things. I highly doubt based on this that he is the guy to go to for early fills on Vicodin. He is just using his freedom the same way the people who refuse to shop at his pharmacy are using theirs.

bevygwevy said...

While I have thoroughly been enjoying your blog even though I'm many years late to the party, I can't help but feel anxiety as I progress through each post (I started at the very beginning) due to minja's comments.

Many questions run through my head, such as "Did he know her personally?", "Did they talk behind the scenes?", "Will he ever acknowledge her comments?", and "Is she stalking or just deeply interested in this blog?"

The comment "...I saw that arrow turn into a checkmark." It sent chills down my spine.
Did she sit there and watch the screen just waiting and waiting for confirmation that you viewed her message? Or was it just a matter of her returning to the screen just as you happened to turn that arrow into a checkmark?

I mean, if it's stalking, I guess I can't blame her. As you are very talented with your writings and I've spent every evening ready a handful of posts for the past week. You've kept me that interested. And I'm only in the 2008 entries! But still...I can't help but create a mental image of minja as that person who watches a funny movie with you but watches your face throughout the entire movie instead to make sure that you understood the joke or noticed the pun. And laughs extra loud during a funny scene even if you're not laughing to make sure you know something funny is happening. Then asks "Did you catch that!?" because you didn't laugh even though they saw your eyes on the screen.

I just wasted so much time. But I shall continue to see how this develops!