Minister for Health, Simon Harris, make emergency contraception available on request

Petition_meme-001.jpgActing as an agent of the Department of Health, The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) imposes a requirement for a compulsory consultation for women to get access to the morning-after pill. This frequently results in an intimidatory, judgmental and questioning experience for women.

The PSI also permits pharmacists to refuse to supply emergency contraception on the grounds of the 'personal moral standards of a pharmacist’.

A case has been highlighted recently of a woman who sought emergency contraception after being raped. She was subjected to a lengthy, invasive questioning experience in a pharmacy and then was refused the morning-after pill.

Access to emergency contraception should be provided on request. It should be provided with comprehensive related information, and with the option of a consultation, if the user chooses.

The morning-after pill should be available on the same basis as other health care products and the conscientious objection clause should be removed.

  • We call on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to introduce the legislative and regulatory changes required to make emergency contraception available from pharmacies on request, with consultations available as an option, for the user to decide.
  • We also demand that the Minister introduces the legislation and regulatory changes required to ensure that the conscientious objection clause for pharmacists is removed.
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  • Eleni Vetsika
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  • David Hurley
    My ex girlfriend went to pick up an emergency contraceptive pill for a friend who was afraid to get it herself. The pharmacist, instead of giving the pill in a box, brought out the pill un boxed and a glass of water and would not give my ex girlfriend the pill unless she swallowed it immediately.


    He said this was to make sure she wasn’t picking up the pill for someone who was u see the age of consent.
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  • Dawn Gibbons
    Do these pharmacists also object to selling condoms without a prescription?
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  • Rita Harrold
    Giving someone a pill which they choose to take themselves is not the same a performing a procedure you disagree with. Pharmacists should not have the power to take control over their bodies and health from people.
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