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Saturday, February 25th 2006

'Walmart Death'

Such is titled a Slate article comparing the current situations of physicians refusing to help with executions and pharmacists refusing to hand out morning after pills.

It is indeed a shame that California is a state with a law on the book requiring pharmacists, despite any conscientious objector claims, to dispense morning after pills but looking like it will pass a law prohibiting physicians from taking part in executions (at the behest of the CMA). The two situations, as Slate points out, are certainly analogous, but California is close to taking two very different positions on each.