The degree of corporate American buttinskitude, when it comes to the human uterus, absolutely boggles the mind. Wal-Mart, one of the largest pharmacies in the US, won’t even stock emergency contraceptive Plan B. And by now we’ve all heard about that Target pharmacist in the primitive settlement of Fenton, Missouri who refused to fill a valid Plan B prescription, and Target’s subsequent refusal to cop to its misogynist bullshit.
I enjoyed immensely Amanda’s idea for an Everybody Poops-esque book for the fetus-fetishist godbags, entitled Everybody Fucks.
But anyway, the news isn’t all bad: The Alaska State Medical Board has voted to put the kibosh on a proposal requiring women to seek an audience with an MD prior to acquiring Plan B. The proposed doctor’s visit requirement would have added 200 bucks–and a lot of unneccessary aggravation–to the cost of the emergency contraception, which, sensibly, is currently available in Alaska directly from pharmacists without any interference from either the medical establishment or the Baby Jesus.