Saturday, March 04, 2006

Wal-Mart To Carry 'Morning-After' Pill After Lawsuit Pressure

Wal-Mart officials announced Friday that the company will reverse it's earlier policy & stock emergency contraception pills in all of it's pharmacies effective March 20th. Wal-Mart said it could not justify being the only major pharmacy not to carry the morning-after pill.
The decison came after a lawsuit was filed by 3 Boston women against Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart did say though that the company will maintain it's conscientious objection policy, except where prohibited by law, allows Wal-Mart or Sam's Club pharmacy employee's who do not feel comfortable dispensing a prescription to refer customers to another pharmacist or pharmacy.
Like said, Wal-Mart now should think about changing it's other business practices that harm women, like inequality in pay & promotions. There is a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart pending in San Francisco. Of course, Wal-Mart denies, denies, denies.