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."
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.)