Friday, April 15, 2005

Two Karens

Thanks to "good" Karen in Plymouth, Wisconsin for bestowing this bit of praise by referring to my blog entries as, "elegant writing about stupid people." Funny, there never seems to be a shortage of inspiration. Like this other Karen . . . Karen Brauer of Pharmacists for Life. In a Washington Post article about pharmacists refusing to fill birth control prescriptions, she posed this "stupid people" argument: "(she) defends the right of pharmacists not only to decline to fill prescriptions themselves but also to refuse to refer customers elsewhere or transfer prescriptions. "That's like saying, 'I don't kill people myself but let me tell you about the guy down the street who does.' What's that saying? 'I will not off your husband, but I know a buddy who will?' It's the same thing." Presumably, by virtue of her pharmacist credentials, Ms. Brauer knows the difference between an unimplanted zygote and an adult male - husband or not. Taking oral contraceptives is NOT the same thing as hiring a contract killer to off your mate. Isn't it about time reporters started challenging the false rhetoric of Christian fundamentalism?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps pharmacist Karen's pretzel-like logic is powered by a not-so-subconscious desire to off her presumably very Christian husband.

Santo Ruby

4/15/2005 02:23:00 PM  

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