Thursday, February 02, 2006

i love MA, reason number 432


(image shamelessly stolen from feministing)

Three Massachusetts women are suing Wal-Mart for not stocking EC (emergency contraception).

They cite a Massachusetts state law that requires all pharmacies to carry all "commonly prescribed medicines."

Not a whole lot of development on this story yet, since they just filed the lawsuit yesterday, but this could be good!

These women are hoping for a ruling that would liken Mass. law to Illinois law, which is currently the only state that Wal Mart carries EC at, since it is required by state law.

Wal-Mart says it doesn't carry the drug for "business purposes."
Uh-huh.
Business purposes, my ass.


Also, Broadsheet's coverage of this story. (Note: it's via Salon, so you'll need to watch a short ad to read the article.)

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