Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Hippocratic Oath ain't what it used to be.

[Addendum] And now there's this:

"Our group was founded with the idea of returning pharmacy to a healing-only profession. What's been going on is the use of medication to stop human life. That violates the ideal of the Hippocratic oath that medical practitioners should do no harm," said Karen L. Brauer, president of Pharmacists for Life, who was fired from a Kmart pharmacy in Delhi, Ohio, for refusing to fill birth control prescriptions.

As Stephen Colbert put it,

Some devoutly religious pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions for birth control, citing their moral opposition to contraception... Texas pharmacist Steve Mosher explained why he doesn't dispense the pill.

"I just cannot go with participating in taking the life of an innocent human being."

Remember, he's talking about birth control pills. The ones that prevent fertilization. Because, for Mosher, life begins as soon as you think of having sex.

By the way, the average adult male creates life every seven seconds.

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