Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Massachusetts 2 - Fundies 0

State orders Wal-Mart to sell morning-after pill
Retailer says it will consider stocking drug at all US stores

Wal-Mart said yesterday it will start stocking and selling the emergency contraceptive drug Plan B at its 44 Massachusetts pharmacies and is giving serious consideration to carrying the drug at all of its stores nationwide.

The world's biggest retailer acted after the state Board of Registration in Pharmacy voted unanimously to require Wal-Mart to stock and dispense Plan B, a high dose of hormones that women can take three to five days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.

The only other state where Wal-Mart sells the so-called morning-after pill is Illinois, where a state law requires it. Elsewhere, Wal-Mart has refused to stock the drug for undisclosed ''business reasons."

Guardian (uk):

Wal-Mart Must Stock Contraception in Mass.

Massachusetts got its first point on the gay marriage issue. Equality-R-Us.

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