The state pharmacy board ordered Wal-Mart on Tuesday to stock emergency contraception pills at its stores in Massachusetts, becoming the second state to require the world's largest retailer to carry the morning-after pill.
A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company would comply with the directive by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy and is reviewing its nationwide policy on the drug. "Clearly women's health is a high priority for Wal-Mart," spokesman Dan Fogleman said. "We are actively thinking through the issue." Read more.
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“I just don't understand where these government officials get off telling a retailer what they must carry in their stores. If a person doesn't like the fact that Wal-Mart is not stocking the morning-after pill then you have the right not to shop there in protest.” — Dan (Arnold, MO)
“Yes. They should be required to do so, in fact, every state should require the same. They stock regular birth control and the morning after pill is simply a stronger dose. Unwanted pregnancies and/or abortion would not occur as often if women had access to the morning after pill. “ — Samantha (San Francisco, CA)
"Last I heard this was a free country. They can sell what they want. It's up to them not the bleeding hearts." — Gerry
“Actually yes, Wal-Mart should be forced to sell emergency contraception if they are required to in that state. I think that all companies should abide by the law.” — Alice (Camden, ME)
“I am Pro-Choice, but this isn’t a women’s rights issue. A company shouldn’t be forced to sell any product it doesn’t want to. This isn’t a socialized country like France is it? In America a company should be allowed to sell what it wants to. And I mean ANY product (medicine, food, cigarettes, pornography, clothes, etc.) as long as it is legal in that state and the store follows the law.” — Doug (Reading, PA)
"Hey, I am a Republican and believe in states' rights. That's how things are in Massachusetts and a few other states. If you live there and don't like, then do something about it. If you live in a state where Wal-Mart is allowed to sell the products they want to, then good for you." — Mike (Atlanta, GA)
"I think Wal-Mart should be able to sell whatever is legal. If they do not want to sell the morning after pill then don't. There are plenty of vendors of death for women to choose from." — Mark
"Well, it's the law. You don't like, do something about it and change the law." — Sam (Charlotte, NC)
"Absolutely not. It should be up to Wal-Mart whether it wants to sell a product which is clearly surrounded by controversy and moral issues." — Rich (Ellenton, FL)
"Look, I hate Wal-Mart and personally think they are a horrible company and treat their employees worse than any other company in this country. So, I wouldn't go there anyway. But they have to follow the law." — Justin (Boston, MA)
"I think that it is ridiculous that Wal-Mart was sued for this. There are other places to go to get the morning after pill. Instead of slapping Wal-Mart, why don’t these women act like women and be responsible for themselves." — Lance
"Yes, Wal-Mart should sell emergency contraceptives." — Rob
"Wow! What's going on with our country when a Pharmacy Board controls what companies must sell. Will the American Heart Association make McDonald's sell protein shakes? Will GNC need to carry candy bars because I don't want to shop for them at another store? And as for one of the plaintiffs in the case, Dr. Gee, who stated that their patients should not have to shop around, referring to obtaining the morning after pill - maybe she should tell them that they do not have to sleep around." — L.S. (Cleveland, OH)
"NO! Wal-Mart is a private business and should not be forced to sell anything!" — Bob (Texas)
"No, Wal-Mart should not be forced to carry the morning after pill. Just another liberal control over free enterprise." Deane (Hobe Sound, FL)
"The U.S. government should keep their nose out of private business. If I can't find what I want at Wal-Mart, I go somewhere else to find it. These three women should do the same." Ruston (Pahrump, NV)