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(It's a top posted email, so you have to start from the bottom)

Note the subtle use of repetition in their responses.




Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 15:48:19 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Walmart.com Help" <help@walmart.com>
To: Deleted
Subject: Re: Please protect women's access to their prescriptions
x-mailer: KANA Response 7.5.2.76.6
X-ELNK-AV: 0




Dear Valued Customer,


Thank you for contacting us at Walmart.com regarding women?s
prescriptions for birth control. Your comments and concerns are very
important to us as we strive to meet your needs.


Wal-Mart does not carry emergency contraceptives. Our pharmacists may
decline to fill a prescription based on personal convictions. However,
they must find another pharmacist, either at Wal-Mart or another
pharmacy, who can assist you by filling your prescription.


Again, we thank you for your comments regarding this issue.


Sincerely,



Customer Service at Walmart.com





Original Message Follows:
------------------------
Way to miss the point, automaton!


At 01:14 PM 4/15/2005, you wrote:


>Dear Valued Customer,
>
>Thank you for contacting us at Walmart.com regarding women?s
>prescriptions for birth control. Your comments and concerns are very
>important to us as we strive to meet your needs.
>
>Wal-Mart does not carry emergency contraceptives. Our pharmacists may
>decline to fill a prescription based on personal convictions. However,
>they must find another pharmacist, either at Wal-Mart or another
>pharmacy, who can assist you by filling your prescription.
>
>Again, we thank you for your comments regarding this issue.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>
>Customer Service at Walmart.com
>
>
>
>
>Original Message Follows:
>------------------------
>This will no longer be an issue for me; I am 45 and do not require
>contraceptive of any type. However, since I disagree with many of
>Walmart's policies, not just the refusal to carry EC, I will no longer
>shop
>at any Walmart.
>
>Sincerely,
>M******* A*** D****
>
>
>At 07:13 AM 4/15/2005, you wrote:
>
> >Dear Valued Customer,
> >
> >Thank you for contacting us at Walmart.com regarding women?s
> >prescriptions for birth control. Your comments and concerns are very
> >important to us as we strive to meet your needs.
> >
> >Wal-Mart does not carry emergency contraceptives. Our pharmacists may
> >decline to fill a prescription based on personal convictions.
However,
> >they must find another pharmacist, either at Wal-Mart or another
> >pharmacy, who can assist you by filling your prescription.
> >
> >Again, we thank you for your comments regarding this issue.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >
> >Customer Service at Walmart.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Original Message Follows:
> >------------------------
> >
> >March 30, 2005
> >
> >Dear WalMart Pharmacy,
> >
> >All over the country I have noticed a disturbing trend of
> >pharmacies refusing to fill women's prescriptions for birth
> >control. When a woman and her doctor decide that a
> >prescription for contraception is in the woman's best
> >interest, a third party has no right to override that
> >decision. Pharmacies must ensure that patients get their
> >doctor-prescribed medication without delay or
> >inconvenience. I ask that your company assure me and your
> >other customers that no woman seeking prescription
> >contraception will be turned away by your company's
> >pharmacies.
> >
> >As a customer, I want all of my prescriptions to be filled:
> > Leave medication decisions up to a woman and her doctor.
> >Pharmacists should not be practicing medicine.
> >
> >No doubt a majority of your customers take for granted that
> >women should be able to receive their birth control despite
> >the personal beliefs of the individual pharmacist. Timely
> >access to contraception is central to women's health,
> >autonomy, and equality. We must trust women and their
> >doctors to make their own reproductive health decisions.
> >
> >I thank you, in advance, for protecting your customer's
> >health by ensuring your pharmacy will guarantee women have
> >unhindered access to their prescribed medications.
> >
> >Thank you for your attention and support.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >
> >M******* D****
> >Address Deleted
> >Denver, CO 80222

Comments

journeyrose
Apr. 17th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
it figures.
Walmart just screwed Lakewood out of taxes--promised to keep the Walmart on Wads and 6th open when it opened the one one Wads and 15th (7 blocks away). Of course they didn't.

Ohio is working on a Walmart law to force them to pay health insurance.

But with the overall issue of drugs--since when does the pharmacist get to decide what to dispense? Isn't the role one of a mediator, a middleman who provides what the doctor requests?

I am supposed to take birth control pills for pain. (Luckily, no pharmacist objected to me getting my tubes tied before I ever even had sex...). I am also supposed to take other stuff for pain. So what if the pharmacist is a sadist and refuses to provide for pain relief?

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