USA Today has an article about conscience clause legislation – laws that, among other restrictions, allow pharmacists and health care workers to deny women access to birth control pills if it goes against the pharmacist’s religion. It’s your run-of-the-mill piece, but this quote from Dr. Michele Phillips just killed me.
“I’m not going to give any kind of medication I see as harmful,” said Phillips of San Antonio. The drugs would not protect her patient from “emotional trauma from multiple partners,” Phillips reasoned, or sexually transmitted diseases. “I could not ethically give that type of medication to a single woman.”
Via Feminists for Choice.