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great articles [Apr. 29th, 2007|10:42 am]
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i found two very interesting and revealing articles about the supreme court's decision to ban late-term abortions...read on:

( great article )

( another great patient perspective piece )

feel free to repost and discuss.
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Pharmacists join the battle [Apr. 26th, 2005|04:07 pm]
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X-posted for convenience.

So, pharmacists can now refuse to fill prescriptions for contraception and the Morning After Pill if their moral conscience so dictates, and four states have now passed laws upholding this lunacy (and 12 more states are thinking about it.) Meanwhile, other states like IL and AZ have passed recent legislation stipulating that pharmacists MUST fill all prescriptions, regardless of their beliefs (and several pro-life organizations in those states are appealing this legislation even as I type this). The same debate, taken to a new level, fought on different turf.

Some pharmacists have even gone so far as to lecture the poor woman trying to get her prescription filled, or refused to give the prescription back to the woman so that she could get it filled elsewhere (especially cruel if the woman was trying to get the Morning After Pill and therefore missed the 72 hour deadline).

Here are some links for you:
Pharmacists' Rights at Front Of New Debate (washingtonpost.com)

Ariz. Gov. Nixes Contraception Refusals

Pharmacists' job is to fill prescriptions --This is a brilliant op-ed that I couldn't agree with more.
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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2005|05:02 pm]
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Hey everyone (I am not surprised to see etsba and the_lissa! I just did a search for premed and this came up)! I'm Erika...I want to eventually be an OB/GYN in a low income women's clinic. Abortion provider, managing prenatal care, all of that. Don't have much time to write as I have to get some homework done.
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My intro [Dec. 19th, 2004|11:55 am]
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The community looked really blah with no entries, so I'm posting an intro. Feel free to do the same.

I would like to provide women with safe choices in their reproductive health. That is why I want to become a nurse-midwife. When I talk about reproductive choice, I mean everything from assisting at births to prescribing birth control, to teaching natural family planning, to performing abortions (or at least assisting at them). Lots of people think that midwives should only deliver babies, and my desire to do everything else makes them uncomfortable. While I love the idea of caring for women during their pregnancies in a way that empowers them, it is also important to me that they be empowered in all decisions they make about their reproductive health. This includes giving them the option to abort with a sensitive, compassionate health care provider.

So that's why I'm here. I'm very interested in hearing how people feel about their education and how reproductive health was addressed.
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