Nurse Sandra Mendoza has been forced out of her 18 year position as a pediatric nurse with the Winnebago County Health Dept in Rockford, Illinois. This situation stemmed from the decision by Dr. Sandra Martell to have all of the nurses trained to refer for abortion and handle distribution of faulty birth control such as Plan B to unsuspecting patients who don’t know how ineffective it is, and that it can have an abortive mechanism if it ever works as planned. Ms. Mendoza conscientiously refused to enable the killing of unborn humans, and subsequently found herself no longer employed by the health department. She is bringing suit based upon the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act which prohibits discrimination against health care workers who object to abortion and refuse to promote or participate in that act.
The contact form for the Winnebago County Health Department is linked HERE for your convenience, if you would like to politely address the way that Dr. Sandra Martell chooses to run her department.
This violation of Sandra Mendoza’s civil rights comes prior to the passage of Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which seeks to overturn certain protections of health care workers who have a conscience, and refuse to enable the killing of humans. This bill has not yet been addressed by Governor Bruce Rauner, who can be contacted HERE.
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.
Your friendly Pharmer is highly amused that Planned Parenthood management is so upset by the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress. Today’s second video, featuring the “less crunchy” Dr. Mary Gatter, has PP’s top brass in a tailspin. They’re crying foul, and are claiming that pro-lifers have been attacking them in an effort to shut down their killing business.
Let the public be reminded that Planned Parenthood has been harassing pharmacists for 15 years or more, in an attempt to force the pro-lifers to dispense abortifacient drugs, with their efforts leading to success in a number of states. In fact, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Ohio intervened directly in the employment lawsuit between this pharmacist and K Mart way back in 2001, in order to delay the inevitable outcome.
Planned Parenthood has been attacking pro-life health care professionals and Crisis Pregnancy Centers for decades. Is there any reason that people should feel sympathy for the nation’s top abortion conglomerate, which kills babies and sells their body parts?
One could conclude that the left imported these children into the U.S. for sexual reasons, as well as to serve as future Democrats.
The HHS will also be offering Plan B (the BC drug which is known to have very poor efficacy).
This constitutes a federal program to abuse children sexually, get them pregnant, and kill their babies prior to birth. It sounds like a plan to subsidize Planned Parenthood.
In this manner, the left disrespects and abuses whole populations of people, and treats them as livestock.
Related: Stop Human Trafficking
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.
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.
Your friendly Blogger has a general policy of diverting discretionary expenses, and even some others, away from suppliers and merchandisers who oppose the conservative American lifestyle. Few people can be 100% successful at this, but it helps to give it a good try.
Six years ago, the Pharmer decided not to send her kid to New York City on a school class trip. Basically the class trip was a “shopper driven” choice, and the money expended was not commensurate with the educational value. In addition, the people of NYC had persistently been supporting very leftist politicians and policies which are not tolerant of a conservative lifestyle. Bloomberg, for example, ordered the medical schools in NYC to train ob-gyn residents to do abortions, took hostile action against crisis pregnancy centers, doled out the ineffective Plan B to school kids and in general, acted as an intolerant busybody leftist. There was sufficient reason to avoid sending hard earned, discretionary funds to New York City.
Since then, New York City has elected an even crazier and less competent mayor, and the governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has plainly stated that pro-lifers are not welcome in his state.
Pharmer had already understood the general situation, and will continue to withhold funds as much as possible from both NYC and the state. It is suggested to the remaining conservatives in New York that they seriously consider emigration. Yours truly will support refugee and sanctuary programs for genuine, conservative emigrants from New York. These programs are viewed as necessary because New York has a reputation for pursuing emigrants for taxes.
Update: Radio host Sean Hannity announces that he will leave New York State, in response to Andrew Cuomo’s anti conservative rant, and of course the astronomical state taxes.