Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Kroger's and EC in Georgia

Kroger's Pharmacy commercial art It's nice when I can quote a news story that shows corporate responsibility (even is that "corporate responsibility" will translate into customer's regarding the company as one that wants to actually serve customers, instead of serving well-heeled pressure groups that won't spend money in the chain's stores anyway).

"Kroger reminds pharmacists of company policy after Ga. complaint"
ATLANTA -- Kroger Co. said Friday it was reiterating its drug policies to all of its pharmacists after a Georgia woman claimed she was denied the so-called ”morning after” pill at one of the company’s stores.

The Cincinnati-based grocery chain said if its pharmacists object to fulfilling a request, the store must ”make accommodations to have that prescription filled for our customer.”

”We believe that medication is a private patient matter,” said Meghan Glynn, a Kroger spokeswoman. ”Our role as a pharmacy operator is to furnish medication in accordance with the doctor’s prescription or as requested by a patient.”
Supporters of the drug say widespread availability will cut down on unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

Critics argue it encourages promiscuity and unprotected sex and some consider it related to abortion, although it is different from the abortion pill RU-486.

Lets look at that again, "encourages promiscuity and unprotected sex."

In other words, men and women being responsible about not bringing unwanted children onto the planet is to be punished and regarded as "bad."

I'd say that Kroger's was being the responsible one here.

I'm sure that there is also no lack of those who will call this move by Kroger's management as "caving to the forces of immorality!"

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