Wednesday, June 21, 2006

And so it continues

Ralph’s Thriftway in Olympia, WA - one hour south of Seattle where I live - just announced that they will discontinue offering Plan B (emergency contraception) to its customers on moral grounds. The owners of the grocery store believe that women do not have the right to access Plan B and so they will not carry it. There is a large and vocal boycott growing down in Olympia. The store is under no legal requirement to stock Plan B but it’s their moral refusal that is truly disturbing.

"I don't want to get into a detailed debate," Kevin Stormans, one of the co-owners of Ralph's and Bayview Thriftways, said in an interview Tuesday. "I just think people have to choose when they believe life begins. There are questions about this drug on that issue."

Of course he doesn't want to get into a detailed debate. He has decided for all women that we do not have a right to use safe, legal contraception. What's to debate? Good ole Kevin.

I will post more info as I receive it but feel free to check out the article in today’s Olympian.

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