Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Does The Conscience Clause Cover Laughter?

Perhaps the pharmacist didn't really laugh, of course. But that's what Tashina Byrd reported:

A woman has complained to the governor and an abortion-rights group about Wal-Mart workers who wouldn't give her morning-after contraceptive pills that don't require a prescription.

Tashina Byrd, 23, of Springfield, said the pharmacist "shook his head and laughed" when a pharmacy attendant asked this month about giving the woman and her boyfriend Plan B. The hormone pills can help prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

The attendant told Byrd and her boyfriend, Brian O'Neill, 37, of Columbus, that the store stocked Plan B but nobody would give it to them, the couple told The Columbus Dispatch.

Imagine the opportunities for laughter in all types of customer-service jobs.
Via Nocapital.