Testimony from one Mr. Luke Vander Bleek, R.Ph., Pharmacist/President, Fitzgerald and Eggleston Pharmacies, Illinois:
“Morally, I regard my involvement in therapies intended to terminate human life to be wrong. Additionally, I believe the Illinois Rights of Conscience Act grants me protection to operate my business as I have in the past.”
1.) The birth-control pill does not terminate life, it prevents conception. No life is lost, all eggs (i.e. the potential for life) remain safe in the ovaries.
2.) Since sex usually leads to pregnancy, I think what they find objectionable is a woman’s right to have sex whenever she wants. If she’s married, and doesn’t want children, she still can’t have sex with her husband unless she’s sure she’s not ovulating.
3.) Does this “moral” position also include condoms? Like the Pill condoms do not terminate life, they merely prevent conception. Will the sale of condoms come under fire next? Somehow I doubt it and the reason is because condoms have to do with a man’s right to choose not to father a child.