Thursday, October 27, 2005

Planned Parenthood...Pro-Choice? I think not!

In Planned Parenthood's world, it's all about "choice," correct? Well, apparently not....not unless the final outcome is as they desire.

In this case, Target has come under attack by Planned Parenthood because some Target pharmacists have chosen not to fill so-called "emergency contraception" prescriptions. In fact, in an e-mail with the headline "It's OUTRAGEOUS!" Planned Parenthood states, "Alas! We finally know the truth about Target, and it's not good." They brag that their membership has inundated Target with 60,000 letters.

You might wonder what truth Planned Parenthood has learned about Target. What has mobilized a number of Planned Parenthood supporters? Check out Target's response to at least one of the sixty thousand to see what they find so objectionable. Below is a snippet of that correspondence.

"As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we also are legally required to accommodate our team members’ sincerely held religious beliefs as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the unusual event that a Target pharmacist’s sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with filling a guest’s prescription for emergency contraception, Target policy requires our pharmacists to take responsibility for ensuring that the guest’s prescription is filled in a timely and respectful manner. If it is not done in this manner, disciplinary action will be taken."

That kind of policy has the pro-abortion contingent up-in-arms?!?! I do not understand their outrage. So, some pharmacists are choosing to stand for this case, a tiny human embryo which has not yet implanted into the wall of the uterus. And Target will not force some of its pharmacists to do something contrary to their system of values? The audacity! Never mind that the pharmacist is responsible to ensure the prescription is filled by somebody or the pharmacist faces disciplinary action.

The following is a portion of Planned Parenthood's response.
"Sorry, Target, but this just isn't good enough. Planned Parenthood insists that pharmacies guarantee prescriptions will be filled in-store, without discrimination or delay."
Of course, the Planned Parenthood statement contradicts itself. They demand that prescriptions be filled "without discrimination." Clearly, the mandated filling of prescriptions would result in discrimination, but that's OK with Planned Parenthood, so long as it is discrimination rooted in religion or a personal system of morals and values. So the clamoring continues....Just fill up those pill bottles and don't ask questions!

Something is becoming abundantly clear. For the pro-abortion lobby, "choice" is a hollow argument of convenience. If they were truly "pro-choice", they would be embracing this corporate policy, which really is not so much a policy as it is an acknowledgement of the law. Of course, it's a policy/law that Planned Parenthood will likely attempt to circumvent. Their letter writing campaign will probably ultimately transition to Planned Parenthood seeking intervention from their activist friends in the judiciary. After all, any individual, corporation, law or policy that stands in the way of their agenda must be toppled.

As demonstrated by its own rhetoric, Planned Parenthood opposes choice and supports discrimination....These Planned Parenthood positions may be contrary to their battle cry, but could we really expect anything else?

{This post is not intended to be an endorsement for Target. Other Target corporate policies are subject to debate. It just so happens they are the unassuming target (haha!) of Planned Parenthood's misguided scorn.}


At October 27, 2005 3:32 PM, Blogger Graham Jones said...

That brings back memories


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