Pharmacists’ ‘moral objection’ criticised

Pharmacy owners who posted a note saying the oral contraceptive pill would not be dispensed from their store due to their religious beliefs, have come under fire on social media.

Amy Gray, a freelance writer, posted a photo of a notice outlining Thurgoona Soul Pattinson Chemist’s policy not to supply the oral contraceptive pill, if it is for the primary purpose of contraception. An approach which is allowed by PSA guidelines.

The notice said: “This medicine is used for a number of medical problems, such as painful or irregular periods, hormonal and