Sen Cory Booker Puts Medical Incompetence on Display With Bill to Force Pharmacists to Dispense Birth Control
Senate Bill 2960 has been introduced to the 114th Congress by Sen Cory Booker, (D) New Jersey, to force pharmacists to dispense all drugs and devices approved by the FDA to “prevent pregnancy”. Many of these drugs work by multiple mechanisms, and a section of the bill forbids informing patients of the possible abortive mechanisms, labeling this as deceptive. Another section of the bill invites patients to sue the pharmacist who does not give them birth control. Clinical reasons for refusing to dispense are supposedly allowed, but pharmacists will need to be prepared to pay lawyers, court costs, fines, and argue these reasons out in a courtroom. A desire to avoid dispensing drugs which can act by abortive mechanisms, is not considered a valid reason for refusing to dispense birth control.
The morning after pills are addressed in this bill as drugs which must be dispensed, although they are ineffective in half of American women, who are too big for the dose to work, and poorly effective in additional portions of the female population. If they do stop pregnancy, this is more likely to be accomplished by mechanisms which occur after fertilization than beforehand.
Interestingly, Sen. Booker’s bill seems to allow that if a pharmacy does not stock any birth control in the normal course of business, it is not required to distribute the drugs. Conversely, if your pharmacy has some birth control pills, you would be expected to dispense these AND the fairly useless, morning after pills.
Lawsuits will abound if this bill passes, as its medical and regulatory basis is very poor, its constitutional basis is absent, and it leaves pharmacists liable to legal repercussions, even if they adhere to the letter of the law. Displaying medical and legal incompetence along with Cory Booker are Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Boxer, Brown, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Hirono, Kaine, Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Murray, Sanders, Shaheen, Warren, Whitehouse, and Wyden.
Pharmacists, check out S. 2960, and see if you think it’s time to leave retail pharmacy to the robots.
The inconsistencies in Ben Carson’s pro-life views have been a fairly hot topic in the alternative news. Surely leftists (including the republican establishment) will use this to stick a fork into his candidacy.
The truth is that virtually all pro-life people have inconsistencies in their views. We have grown up in a culture which has a very utilitarian view towards human life, so that becoming respectful of life requires a good deal of research, thought and energy. Becoming more consistently pro-life is a process. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, probably ignored reproductive medicine and developmental biology most of the time.
Medicine has been impeded by the birth control and abortion scam since the beginning of time. Before the birth control hormones and abortion pills, herbs and various poisons were used.
False claims touting the reliability of these modalities encouraged alterations in people’s sex behaviors, to the extent that they thought they could separate sex and reproduction. Societies have been bamboozled by a myriad of false medical claims, Many of these affected mainstream medical practice in ways that would astonish you. Recent retractions of prior medical dogma have changed the way hypertension is treated, and which dietary modifications are needed for weight loss or cardiovascular health. Likewise, the birth control practices have been codified and entrenched based upon claims and assumptions which are simply not true. None of the birth control methods and drugs work as well as touted in actual use. Many, especially morning after pills, have become an under dose as the average size of women has grown larger. To alter the dose would bring huge research and regulatory costs to the manufacturer. It’s cheaper to bring a me-too or a generic drug to market.
Chemical birth control has become an abortion selling scam, and a war on women conducted for profit. People need to face the fact that reproductive activity causes babies.
Those who see human life as the most valuable thing will move further to the pro-life side as they do research and are forced to think about the issue harder. Politicians should not necessarily be excoriated as they think out loud about being pro-life. Many politicians who claimed to be pro-life have not lived up to their promises. We should be looking at the candidates who have not been bought out by special interests, and whose personal honor is linked to keeping their word. If those kinds of candidates pledge specific pro-life actions, (such as de-funding abortion sellers, and protecting pro-life health care, religious and business practice.) maybe they are the ones to support. With that kind of help the grass roots pro-lifers could defeat the abortion disease.
The Stormans Family has been battling the coercive leftist abortion supporters for YEARS, regarding their right to refuse to dispense certain types of birth control which have abortive mechanisms of action. They won their case at home, but are being soaked for legal fees as their First Amendment case is being appealed to the 9th Circuit Court. Read more about the appeal at LifeNews.
There’s a Go Fund Me campaign to help out this family, and allow them to stay true to their religious and ethical beliefs as they practice pro-life pharmacy.
Please understand that the primary drug in question, levonorgestrel, or Plan B One-Step is now an over the counter drug. The entire environment of practice regarding this drug entity has changed while the Stormans legal battle has been going on. In addition, it has been established that Plan B is ineffective for American women of average size. ( Learn more at the Chemical Abortion page of this blog.) The pharmacists who refuse to dispense Plan B have effectively been protecting these women from being sold a bogus “remedy”. The point of continued legal persecution of this family is moot.
. Read more about the initial case HERE.
You can head over to Mother Jones if you want to watch the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Basically their author, Molly Redden, says that pro-lifers are conflating abortion and birth control, and want to ban both. It’s been fun to see the left finally admit (after years of being derided for their science illiteracy) that stopping implantation is a significant mechanism of birth control hormones.
Yours truly dropped the following comment. It’s an opportunity to inform leftists about the Plan B scam, and other problems with birth control hormones. Maybe it will stir the denizens of the left-cloud up a bit. You might want to join in the debate.
Unmentioned in this article is Ella (ulipristal acetate) the newly touted morning after pill which takes the place of Plan B, since the latter drug known to be ineffective for average sized American women. Ella is an analog of mifepristone (RU-486), and of course it shares the the same mechanisms of action.
The various mechanisms of birth control pills are not new. The only thing that has changed is that more people know about it, thanks to the coercive actions of employers and governments. The newer “development” is the religious belief that implantation confers a different status upon the growing human organism. Killing the human organism prior to implantation, according to this religion, is birth control, and after implantation, the act becomes worthy of the name, “abortion”.
This tired article pushes the meme that women are too incompetent to obtain their own birth control, and that Obama should provide it (with our money). One amusing fact is that Obama care provides only limited access, and many women are being forced to buy their preferred types of birth control hormones because their Obamacare does not “care” enough.
Meanwhile, women continue to troop through the hospitals with thromboembolic (blood clotting) events and various other untoward side effects of birth control hormones. They have been very tolerant of life threatening “medical care”, so this is all OK as far as the lefties are concerned.
Some day, women might get tired of routine chemical alterations to their bodies, and learn how to regulate their reproductive potential using natural, safer, more ethical, and more effective means.
Lifesite News has put up a little slide show of images showing how various types of birth control operate. Each image is taken from the pharmacology section of info that the drug manufacturers publish for health care providers. None of this information is new, and if you never heard it from your doctor or CNP………. well……
Part of birth control effectiveness is due to processes that occur AFTER fertilization.
You can learn about some more birth control at the Chemical Abortion page listed above.
Life Cycle of Hamas Rocket Launcher or Why Foreign News Service is Superior to U.S. Lamestream Media
Reporters from India have monitored the set up and launch of a HAMAS ROCKET, in a densely populated residential and business area of Gaza.
CLICK HERE to see the video. If the YouTube version disappears, put a comment on this blog, because your friendly Pharmer can restore it.
Remember that Plan B has been found to be ineffective in average sized American women of reproductive age.
The manufacturer of this form oflevonorgestrel in Europe has advised that women who are 165 lbs or more NOT rely on this drug for birth control, because it is not sufficiently effective in women of that size or greater.
Walgreens has seen fit to fire a pharmacist who refuses to sell an ineffective drug.
It remains that Plan B can operate by post-fertilization mechanisms, in smaller than average American women, and so the ethical sensibilities of the pharmacist, Philip Hall, are also a valid reason to refuse to dispense the drug.
Walgreens has already had to settle lawsuits in Illinois for similar firings. Firing another pharmacist in Tennessee displays an ardent attachment to an agenda of denying the necessary clinical and ethical autonomy that is required for a pharmacist to practice in a competent manner.
Glenn Beck is covering the issue of Fort Hood military personnel who were injured or killed by Major Nidal Hasan. He’s been clamoring for the incident to be recognized as a terror attack, and for the victims to be honored and/or supported as is befitting members of the military who are killed or injured in an enemy attack.
At issue is the relationship of Hasan to Anwar Al Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who became a radicalized Muslim cleric, and the inspiration of this attack.
Obama chose to Drone Al Awlaki and his 16 year old son. Yes, they were both killed without the due process that is normally accorded to criminals who are American Citizens.
Either the Ft. Hood massacre should be classified as a terrorist attack, or Obama and his associates who participated in the drone attacks should be in jail for murder.