Robin Gracie, Mullumbimby
Today I was shocked to confirm that women in need of the morning-after pill had been turned away by a chemist in the North of Byron Shire.
All chemists have a right to religious-based views; however, when they are part of a health-provider system they also have a duty of care to customers. Chemists with these views refer customers seeking the morning-after pill to another chemist, and in doing so, consider that their ‘duty of care’ has been met.
It is important for men and women who are interested in supporting women’s rights to all reproductive health choices, and control over their own bodies, to be able to identify those businesses who support this same right.
Being turned away in these circumstances can only heighten the woman’s distress at an already highly sensitive time.
Ascertain that the chemist you’re supporting with your business also supports a woman’s right to all reproductive-health options, by providing the morning-after pill on request. Make an informed choice about where you take your business.
Support chemists who support women to have control over their own bodies.