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Why should I force a pharmacist to do something he thinks is wrong? Aren't you just imposing religious (technically the lack of them) beliefs on him? And if his ethical objections arise out of something other than religion? Then is it OK?

No. It is not ok, ever.

A pharmacist's job is to fill prescriptions written by doctors. Period. As was just mentioned a few posts ago, there are accompanying duties such as checking to make sure that scrips coming from different doctors aren't dangerous when taken in combination. But that's objective, scientific evaluation necessary for the health of the customer.

Pharmacists don't get to make any subjective value judgments of any kind about what prescriptions to fill and why. Not based on religion, not based on instinct or intuition or TV viewing habits. Pharmacists must fill any prescription requested unless there is a scientifically justified objective reason for not doing so.

If a person is unwilling to accept that role, he should not become a pharmacist. Period.
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