Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The Conscience Clause
Cato@liberty just fired a shot across the bow of those who want to mandate that pharmacists fill prescriptions they find morally objectionable. I've been on the fence on the issue. This post combines all of my arguments on the side of the pharmacists (free market, freedom of religion, etc) and questions the consistency of the liberal forces, to boot. I might now be off the fence, despite my concerns about the momentum in the direction of restricting reproductive rights. I'm just not sure that I buy that a woman's right to choose implies a duty to pharmacists. That would turn a negative right into a positive right. And that's always trouble.