Target: Pharmacists For Life International (PFLI)
Goal: To shut down a pharmaceutical company that encourages employees to deny Plan B and contraceptives to women.
Pharmacists For Life International (PFLI) is an anti-choice pharmaceutical company with questionable methods of business. According to their philosophy, it is fully acceptable for employees to refuse to supply medication such as Plan B to women on the grounds that “no employee should be forced to choose between their livelihood and their conscience.” In other words, PFLI encourages employees to adhere to their own personal and religious beliefs instead of doing what is best for the customer. In addition, the corporation spreads false education to health professionals by describing Plan B as “an abortion drug.”
PFLI was founded shortly after its president, Karen Brauer, was fired from her job at Kmart for lying to a customer requesting an oral contraceptive called Micronor. Brauer stated that the store was simply out of stock when the reality was that Brauer did not want to supply it to the customer because of her religious beliefs. This type of behavior is encouraged by PFLI. Sign the petition now to end these despicable and unlawful actions, and inform this corporation that pharmacies should not be meddling in the private medical affairs of women.
Dear Pharmacists For Life International,
I write to you in regard to your questionable practice of allowing employees to adhere to their religious beliefs instead of supplying customers with what they ask for. Pharmacists For Life International devotes itself to encouraging its employees to deny women emergency contraceptives, and I would like to stress the ridiculousness of these actions.
Contrary to what you believe, fertilization of an egg does not occur immediately after sexual intercourse. It can take up to six days for the sperm and egg to officially meet, and another six to ten days for that egg to implant itself within the lining of a woman’s uterus. Pregnancy does not officially begin until that implementation has occurred. Therefore, providing women with emergency contraceptives is not providing them with “an abortion drug,” as you put it. It is permitting them to control the size of their families and allowing them to be responsible.
Furthermore, you would do well to remember that it is a pharmacist’s obligation to supply to a customer what he or she has legally requested despite your personal or religious beliefs. You do not have the right to meddle in the private affairs of women by telling them what they may and may not do with their bodies.
Your refusal to comply with a customer’s demand is foolish also because you will no longer have that customer’s business as she will go to some other place to have her needs met. Despite what you believe, you will not stop women from obtaining Plan B or contraceptives. I suggest you remember this the next time you outrageously turn customers away.
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