Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Women Sue Wal-Mart Over Contraception

Three Massachussets women are sueing Wal-Mart "for violating a state regulation by failing to stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacy".

Dan Fogleman, a spokesman for Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart, said that Wal-Mart "chooses not to carry many products for business reasons."

At first glance, one may be inclined to claim that Wal-Mart has the right to sell or not sell whatever it wants. Fair enough. But just as they can't sell beer to any person "for business reasons", they have to carry contraceptions for legal reasons. Pharmacueticals is a regulated industry. If you don't want to abide by the regulations, then simply don't be a pharmacy.

2 comments:

anne arkham said...

Hell yeah.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Everyone should see this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473107/.

Walmart execs will burn in a special hell.