Should men be allowed to purchase the morning-after pill for their partners?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Should men be allowed to purchase the morning-after pill for their partners?
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 2:01pm

CVS was recently in the news when a pharmacist refuesd to sell the morning-after pill to a man :

http://www.ivillage.com/cvs-refuses-sell-man-morning-after-pill/4-a-412149

According to the man who was attempting to purchase the pill, the pharmacist told him that

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Registered: 04-02-2009

Yes, men ought to be able to purchase Plan B.

 

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Registered: 05-28-2011
Sure as long as his plan isnt to trick the girl into.taking it. Well I just opened a can of worms.
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Registered: 06-17-2007
The only real ethical consideration I can find in this is the idea that a man has had sex with an underage girl and is obtaining the Plan B for her as a way to cover up for the crime. But other than that, if he's not planning to force his partner to take it, who cares?




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Registered: 11-29-2005
1) I think Plan B is MUCH preferable to unplanned/unwanted pregnancies leading to abortions.
2) I think Plan B should be legal and easily available, and preferably not age limited. I don't have a big problem with it being behind the counter (so is sudafed) as long as it's available.
3) what right does the pharmacist have to impose her beliefs on her customers? as long as it's a legal medication, the customer has a right to purchase the medication, and it's an unwarranted limitation on the customer's personal health choices for the pharmacist to say "I don't believe in the medication so I'm not going to sell it to you."
4) ideally the woman would buy her own Plan B, but I think a man should be able to purchase it, as long as it's not used in a coercive manner towards the woman.

 


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Registered: 11-21-2003

What does being pro-life have to do with it? Plan B is not an abortifacient. It is a large dose of birth control. If you are already pregnant it will not do anything, including causing an abortion. I don't know how I feel about him purchasing it but I believe it should be available, as I am prochoice.

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Registered: 12-20-2011

I am strongly pro-life so I don't think this pill should be sold to ANYONE. Male, female, behind the counter, anywhere!! The pharmacist did the right thing.