Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
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political ethics question

Today Plan B, the emergency contraception medicine, was approved by the FDA for sale over the counter. Yay! (Only to women 18 and over. Boo!)

I have been boycotting Walgreens and Target because they were allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for Plan B. (See http://www.saveroe.com/fillmypillsnow/scored).

Boycotting Walgreens is actually a bit of a sacrifice because it's my within-walking-distance open-24-hours store and it's right next to Trader Joe's where I frequently shop...without Walgreens, if I want a drugstore thing I have to plan a special trip.

So I'm considering not boycotting Walgreens any more, at least until they do something else I don't approve of.

On the other hand, they didn't actually change their policy, the problem got resolved another way (and the women under 18 might still have problems getting Plan B from Walgreens).

What would you do under the circumstances, and why?
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