Friday, May 06, 2005

Obfuscation

A Copley News Service article notes that Chicago's Cardinal Archishop George has called on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich "to rescind his directive that pharmacists must sell contraceptives, including the morning-after pill, even if the sale goes against their personal beliefs."

The Governor, in an amazing non-sequitur, replied, "I believe that if you're a pharmacist and you've made a decision to sell birth control and contraceptives, once you've made that decision, then you're in no position to decide who might or might not be someone you sell it to."

The issue here is not that Catholic pharmacists wish to sell morning-after pills to some people, but not to others. The Governor completely mis-states the case, either through astonishing verbal and analytic ineptitude, or utter dishonesty.