Harm or Mere Inconvenience? Denying Women Emergency Contraception
This paper addresses the likely impact on women of being denied emergency contraception (EC) by pharmacists who conscientiously refuse to provide it. A common view—defended by Elizabeth Fenton and Loren Lomasky, among others—is that these refusals inconvenience rather than harm women so long as the women can easily get EC somewhere else nearby. I argue from a feminist perspective that the refusals harm women even when they can easily get EC somewhere else nearby.
Carolyn McLeod. "Harm or Mere Inconvenience? Denying Women Emergency Contraception" Hypatia 25.1 (2010): 11-30.
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