Missouri is proposing a bill that would reclassify Plan B as "abortion-inducing medication." The legislation, H.B. 1625, would also protect pharmacists who refused to give out Plan B. Under the proposed law, they wouldn't get punishment from the state nor could they be the subject of lawsuits for not filling a Plan B prescription. According to legal analysis from NARAL Missouri, "In allowing pharmacies to blanketly refuse to fill prescriptions—goods sold to the public—that are prescribed only to women, for their 'peace, comfort, health, and welfare,' the bill arguably violates the public accommodations prong of the Missouri Human Rights Act." [Feministing, NARAL Missouri]
@rhinestonedarling: Wait, but if this bill is going to make it illegal to punish them for not dispensing it, doesn't that mean it IS illegal for them to refuse now?
I haven't had to take it myself, but my best friend tried to get it from a doctor in Oklahoma while she was in military training and it took her three doctors before she found one to prescribe it. The pharmacy on base didn't carry it so she had to drive 40 miles to get it...after a day of training. So by then it had been more than 48 hours, so the effectiveness went down anyways. Luckily, no bebe.
I'm of the mindset that it should be dispensed from bubble gum machines on every street corner for 25 cents.