Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may be a bit of a weasel, but he's our weasel. Kudos to the Governor for making Illinois a place where no pharmacist can interfere with the doctor-patient relationship by refusing to dispense the pill or emergency contraception. To wit, Blago said:
"Our regulation says that if a woman goes to a pharmacy with a prescription for birth control, the pharmacy is not allowed to discriminate who they sell it to and who they don't. No delays. No hassles. No lectures. Just fill the prescription."
Blagojevich has filed an emergency rule to this effect. It will remain in force for 150 days, after which the administration will seek to make it permanent.
Karen Brauer, president of Pharmacists for Life International, thoughtfully termed Blagojevich's rule "crazy" and "nuts." I won't say it takes one to know one.
P.S. It's pronounced Bluh-GOY-uh-vitch. (Anyone know how to key in a schwa?)