Pro-life Irony by Jeffrey Miller February 7, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller February 7, 2006 A Catholic pharmacist who refused to fill a prescription for the pill is ordered to attend an ethics class. 16 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Church fires next post Catholic politicians You may also like Grave New World December 2, 2004 You mean the short-term promises were exaggerated? August 1, 2007 Catholic sanctions 'a non-issue' locally May 2, 2004 Women�s Center Head Leads the Way in Chicago... November 25, 2006 "My views are totally consistent with Catholic social... August 27, 2008 Politican partisans, not teachers of the faith July 20, 2006 Howard Dean reaching out February 24, 2005 Sound of Silence July 18, 2010 Crisis pregnancy center offers help June 23, 2003 Cain Redux June 10, 2005 16 comments BillyHW February 7, 2006 - 7:31 pm Someone pinch me. Did I wake from a dream and find I’m living in a Soviet vassal state? Ferde Rombola February 7, 2006 - 7:32 pm I think it’s time for me to find a comfortable cave in which to spend the rest of my lifel This is so sick. The guy has to appeal this. His motivation that he didn’t want do commit a sin is crucial to his defense, which is a clear First Amendment issue about which the State has no right to impede. Cristina A. Montes February 7, 2006 - 7:38 pm Jeff, Would it be possible to find out this pharmacist’s e-mail address so that we could commend him for his courage? Karen February 7, 2006 - 8:10 pm And assist him with court costs?? Franklin Jennings February 7, 2006 - 8:19 pm Now this probably wasn’t the judge’s logic, but if he refused to return the script to the woman, maybe he needs an “ethics” class. I applaud him for not filling the prescription and for not reccomending a pharmacist who would. But I don’t see how he had any right to keep her script. Lynn February 7, 2006 - 9:56 pm A Catholic pharmacy at a university pharmacy was fired for refusing to prescribe the morning-after ill a few years ago. He appealed and lost. Lynn February 7, 2006 - 9:57 pm That was a Catholic “pharmacist” The Roamin' Roman February 8, 2006 - 8:09 am Hey folks – I know Neil, he is a good friend of mine, who is deeply committed to God and His Church and to the pro-life movement, he has wanted to do good in the pharmacetucial field, while knowing that he was taking a risk. He did nothing wrong in this case, from what I know (ok, so I am biased I guess), and he had gotten PRIOR PERMISSION from his drugstore to not dispense or transfer birth control prescriptions – his employer was OK WITH THIS. Now, it must be noted that his employer didn’t have any problems with this, it was an outside lawsuit by the girl. I am going to do something I’ve never done before – implore people to give support, monetary if they are able to do so. I know that Neil is ABSOLUTELY broke. He owns nothing, has nothing. He’s never been a materialist by any means, living positively monastic, but whatever he has had (including car and apartment) has been sold long ago to pay for his own costs up until now (fighting the pro-life fight). He could really use help – he is living now for a few weeks at a time on friends’ couches. Please pray for him, and if anyone is so inclined after prayerful consideration to help him, I can give you the name and contact information of him, and of a priest friend of ours who can talk to you about him if you have questions. (I’m studying in Rome right now, so I don’t have much actual contact with what’s going on back home now!) email@example.com anon February 8, 2006 - 11:44 am Mary Gibson – or someone who has information about this pharmacist – PLEASE contact either the Thomas More Center or that other legal center – the name escapes me, help somebody! – to get this guy some help!!! The second one especially asks on their web site for cases of people in these situations. The first is Catholic, the second isn’t. But if the pharmacist is broke, he needs a LOT of help! anonymous February 8, 2006 - 11:47 am It’s at http://www.aclj.org/ — the American Center for Law and Justice. Lynn February 8, 2006 - 1:59 pm The incident (about 10 years ago) that I was referring was in Florida. Our current bishop was aware of it. I wish I knew how/where that pharmacist is now. May God bless him for his courageous stand for life. Tony February 8, 2006 - 2:00 pm Since it’s a state board that sanctioned him, and not his employer, I have to agree with you all. Had his employer fired him for not doing his job, I would have had to side with the employer. Fidei Defensor February 8, 2006 - 2:29 pm Will these classes be taught at the “ministry of love?” I hope some sort of fund does get started to help this guy out. I hope the whinny girl who went to the legal system because he didn’t hand her the pills realizes that she is ruining a man’s life. We can take comfort knowing the real rewards will be dolled out in Heaven. Mulier Dei February 8, 2006 - 6:15 pm And thus begins the persecution of Catholics at the end of the world. Every day, it seems there’s something said that would relate to this fact. At least we are not exactly yet at the point where you will be murdered in public for telling someone that they have sinned against you… yet. Clayton February 9, 2006 - 6:50 am I know Neil as well, and have written about his situation several times in the past on my blog. He’s a man of principle and a man of faith. I encourage people to support him in whatever way they can, especially with your prayers. Conde February 9, 2006 - 5:59 pm Someone needs to stand up once in a while. Comments are closed.