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    Women sue Wal-Mart over contraception

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    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Three Massachusetts women backed by pro-abortion rights groups sued Wal-Mart on Wednesday, saying the retail giant violated state law by failing to stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacies.

    The suit filed in Suffolk Superior Court seeks a court order compelling the company to stock the so-called "morning after pill," in its 48 Massachusetts pharmacies.

    "Wal-Mart apparently thinks it is above the law," said Sam Perkins, a lawyer for the three plaintiffs.

    A new state law that took effect late last year following heated debate among lawmakers requires all hospitals to provide the morning-after pill to rape victims. It also allows pharmacists to dispense the pill without a prescription, but does not require it.

    The lawsuit, backed by abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts and Jane Doe Inc., argues Wal-Mart is violating a state policy that requires pharmacies to provide all "commonly prescribed medicines." They are suing to force compliance with the regulation through the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act.

    "Massachusetts pharmacies are required to stock all medications that are commonly prescribed to meet the usual needs of the community," Perkins said.

    Dan Fogleman, a spokesman for Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart, said the company "chooses not to carry many products for business reasons," but he declined to elaborate
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    Soo... what do you think?

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    And if they had purchased the pill there and died from complications...they would sue for more.

    If a female is old enough to have sex....she is old enough to use contraception and at the very least a condom. If she needs a 'morning after pill' and didn't plan ahead....she's too stupid to have sex with anyway.

    WalMart is a privately owned corporation and can chose what and what not they want to put in their stores. They've made the same choice to avoid the 'morning after pill' just as most other pharmacies and grocery stores have. It's their right to do so. If a bunch of women can't THINK to purchase it at a store which does chose to carry it...it's their own fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merika
    If a female is old enough to have sex....she is old enough to use contraception and at the very least a condom. If she needs a 'morning after pill' and didn't plan ahead....she's too stupid to have sex with anyway.
    But sex is the only thing in the world for which people do not need a license, or any qualifications, apparently.It is harder to become an underpaid slave at McJob. It is not hard to be clueless, and still you are allowed to have sex, and spawn minions.
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    You know... one of my daughter's best friend's mom is a manager at WalMart. I have no idea why they get such a bad rap...because she loves working there and has been there for over a decade. Granted, they don't pay a fortune...but neither does ANY retail store.

    Some of the retarded a$$ed liberals over here don't like WalMart because they are too big to kick around. Some people don't have a lot of money and can't afford anything but WalMart. They are a fine store with great personnel, products and prices.

    It's not their responsibility to provide anyone with a 'last minute ditch effort' regarding birth control. The people who keep breeding like rabbits probably wouldn't have enough money to purchase the pill anyway. They can get FREE protection at any female clinic or state paid doctor.

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    i think that they should offer the pill to satsfy her, and charge a million dollars for it, then they offer it, she just cant afford it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by darkangelism
    i think that they should offer the pill to satsfy her, and charge a million dollars for it, then they offer it, she just cant afford it.
    Awww...you are such a good Republican! I'm proud of you.

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    Did you read all the article? This isn't about another contraceptive product not being on the market, this is about making a statement about how the management sees abvortion/

    and as far as I know, the management isn't there to have any opinion, but to provide good services to its costumers.

    Merika says that if the woman is "dumb enough" and then she offers other alternatives. Sorry, on the spermicide jelly for women it is written "this is not an eatable product, it will not help you lose weight", etc. All costumers are dumb. And they have the right to prefer a specific product at a specific time.

    What if they suddenly decided that Wallmart is bio and they'll simply sell only biological products because it is what they believe in - or it's where they have the biggest margins, if they say it's a business related decision. And then you'll pay everything 5 times more. It's about policy! When you are such a huge corporation, - they employ more people than you can find in 2 states - you are responsible for your costumers. This isn't about capitalism or democracy anymore.

    It's about POLITICS!

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    i know its about politics, walmart is a conservative company and they are not controlled by the government so they should be allowed to sell or not sell anything they dont want to. If somebody wants the morning after pill they can go buy it somewhere else, CVS which is the largest drug retailer in massachusetts sells it, so she can go buy it there.

    If walmart sold only bio products thats their choice its not up to the government or the customer to tell them what to sell, as long as they are earning money then there wont be any complaints from the shareholders(who are the most important)

    Management is supposed to have an opinion, it just usually is the liberal opinion, like dont test cosmetics on animals even if thats the best way.

    In this case nobody is hurt because they dont offer it, and nobody complained when they stopped selling guns in certain locations or violent video games.

    Yes merika im a good republican, i just need a good republican women so that i can have god rpublican kids.


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    What a ridiculous story :? What the hell is the world coming to when you can sue a store for not packing abortion pills? Hey stupid, just use a b00t, unbelievable :roll:
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    Meh, sometimes you just don't have one on hand. I've done it a few times. Stupid yeah I know.

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    Understood but filing charges against a store because your poorly prepared is just plain stupid. Another seriously ridiculous example of how people want others to take the blame for their bad choices or stupid mistakes.
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    Yeah you got a point. Drive your arse to the CVS/Walgreens/Shoppers and stop being a tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkle
    Did you read all the article? This isn't about another contraceptive product not being on the market, this is about making a statement about how the management sees abvortion/

    It's about POLITICS!
    You are right. It IS a political statement. As DA pointed out...WalMart is a very conservative company...and so are most of their customers. They can either carry a product or not depending on if they thing their customers will purchase it enough to warrant the investment.

    As in all political issues....the liberals don't always win. People get tired of their immorality being shoved down their throats. If they want to kill off their offspring...so be it. Maybe they will die out in a few generations and the world will be normal again.

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    well the vountry is becoming more conservative.


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    I guess all we need to do is see how much money they'll get to measure up their republicanism, LOL.

    Just one question: if decent people don't buy them, then what's wrong with immoral ones using them? I mean nobody gets hurt in the process. It's not like the woman is sueing because there weren't any pills left, she's sueing because there weren't any at ALL.

    I mean taking the morning after pill is not abvortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkangelism
    well the vountry is becoming more conservative.
    I think it's always been far more conservative than liberal. It's only that the conservatives stayed out of politics and really didn't care what the hippies were doing ...until they started trying to take over everything with their retarded post-pot smoking ideas.

    They certainly have the right to believe what they want to...but they need to quit trying to force everyone else to accept it. Crime is up, immorality is out the window, we don't have the legal right to control our own kids and they still think they are the 'progressive' ones. I think they are full of crap.

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    They are not getting any money from not selling them.

    Why should they be forced to sell them? Mcdonalds does not sell them either should they be forced to sell the morning after pill, a lot of people go there for breakfast which is the perfect time to take the morning after pill. It is not like she couldnt get a morning after pill, she just couldnt get one at walmart, there are plenty of other stores that sell them.

    The political issue isnt whether or not they sell the pill it is whether or not the government has the right to tell a store what they have to sell. If the situation was rwversed and i sued CVS for not selling porn nobody would even give it a thought that im right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkangelism
    Mcdonalds does not sell them either should they be forced to sell the morning after pill, a lot of people go there for breakfast which is the perfect time to take the morning after pill.
    That was too funny!

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    well, not getting to buy porn won't get you pregnant, but I'm with ya !

    I have to do a bit of a research, but I believe that large companies have a lot more of a responsability that one might think.

    Plus, they're not selling the product in just one state - Oregon I believe, but they are selling it everywhere else. So... what's their point again?

    IT drives me out of my f*cking minds, this type of thing. What if pharmacies decided not to sell pregnancy test because some people who are taking them will find out and will abvort? Where's the end of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkle
    IT drives me out of my f*cking minds, this type of thing. What if pharmacies decided not to sell pregnancy test because some people who are taking them will find out and will abvort? Where's the end of it?
    They will have to drive to Canada to get them.

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    LOL, that was a very good one, Merika !!!

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    they only sell the morning after pill in illinois where they are forced to by law. The thing is not getting prgnant isnt a right, use birth control in the first place and you are not in this position, and its not like the women who is suing even got pregnant, she simply went to another store, there are probably 10,000 in the state of massachusetts and got it there. She could have gone to walmart the night before and bought condoms and she wouldnt be in the position in the first place.

    I could see a valid point if it was diabetes medicine or something that was life threatening, but its not, its just a form of birth control for people who dont use condoms or normal birth control pills(which are sold at walmart)


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    BTW: Oregon is mostly Mormon. Many have more than one wife and don't abort. It just wouldn't be a big seller.

    If they are selling them in Massachusettes (Boston) ...then what are these women whining about? They are thousands of miles from the 'no pill' stores.

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    I hope they wipe Wallmart out!! Now you've gotten my position, I believe!!

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    they wont, if walmart loses they will just have to carry the pill. Your position is socialist basically where the government can tell stores what to do, this is precisily why the US has such a large economy because the government doesnt tell us what to do.


    If walmart loses i hope they close every store in the state. When the state loses 50,000 jobs then we will see how much they care about the morning after pill.


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