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I have always found the issue of refusing the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) to someone who comes into your pharmacy as slightly controversial. I know that as a pharmacist we are able to decline the sale of the "morning after pill" if it goes against our personal or religious beliefs. However, I feel that this can be approached in two different ways- here is both sides of the argument:
1) Ok , so your personal/religious beliefs may be against, say, sex before marriage or contraception. Therefore you refuse it based on the grounds that you feel it contradicts your beliefs as some people believe that life begins at conception
However this brings me to the next argument:
2) As a healthcare professional we are supposed to remain impartial and not judge our customers/patients. We are also there to provide a service which includes the ECP. If we do not judge or refuse methadone to a user (and many religious beliefs have the view that we should not intoxicate our bodies) then do we really have the right to refuse the morning after pill?
What are your thoughts?