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Thursday, February 15, 2007

NARAL Pro-Choice America sticking it to Wal-Mart

This morning, NARAL Pro-Choice America sent an email to list members an OUTRAGEOUS Plan B pharmacy refusal that took place in Springfield, OH. Tashina Byrd and her husband, after their condom broke, went to a local Wal-Mart to get Plan B over the counter. The Wal-Mart pharmacist laughed in her face and told her, "We have it on hand, but there's no one here who can dispense it." You can take action here.

The scoop from Tashina:
In the end, I was lucky. I found another pharmacy that stocked Plan B® and was willing to sell it to me. But what would happen to a woman who lives in a rural area - where Wal-Mart is often the only pharmacy - where the nearest drugstore could be 60 miles away or more? What if the second pharmacy refused, too?

Access to emergency contraception shouldn't require multiple pharmacy visits. To ensure other women don't have an experience similar to mine, join me in urging Wal-Mart to change its policy today!


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