# Monday, 15 March 2010

According to this article a pharmacist has refused to serve a woman with a prescription for contraceptive pills because of her religious beliefs. The incident happened when Janine Deeley went to collect her prescription. She was refused on the grounds that the pharmacist would not give them out because of her religion and told to come back another day when someone else was on duty. It is not clear what the religious beliefs of the pharmacist in question were from the article but a spokeswoman for the NHS Sheffield primary care trust has said they will investigate if a formal complaint is made. It does, however, seem slightly ridiculous that a person with such strong beliefs should be employed in such a position and should be imposing these beliefs on other people, if she can’t do the full job, perhaps she should be working in another profession.