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  •  No (none)
    At any rate, BuyBlue shows them donating 83% of their political donations to Republicans
    http://www.buyblue.org/node/1963/view/summary

    They used to donate regularly to Planned Parenthood, but I read something recently that said they had caved to an anti-choice boycott and stopped those donations.

    "Virginia Woolf's idea of a room of one's own has never been the place for middle- and working-class women. We work with interruptions." - Ananya Chatterjea

    by sarac on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 04:00:13 PM PDT

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    •  You raise a valid point (4.00)
      CostCo is on Planned Parenthood's approved pharmacy list, of companies whose policy they support.

      My second letter to Target has already been sent.  I and my Significant Other are responsible for between 8-10 prescriptions in an average month.  We're going to CostCo.

      As I said elsewhere, I'd have no problem with Target's stance if it went like this:

      1.  Customer presents prescription
      2.  Pharmacist realizes filling prescription would violate his moral beliefs
      3.  Pharmacist hands scrip to someone who DOES fill it, without comment or delay to the customer.

      Anything else is religious discrimination and I won't support it with my purchases.

      Rubus Eradicandus Est.

      by Randomfactor on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 04:05:37 PM PDT

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      •  My closest Costco is more than 50 miles away (4.00)
        and I'm going to organize a monthly shopping car pool to get there.  I've been shopping Target as a way to avoid WalMart, but the more I read, the more I realize that Costco deserves my dollars.  This is the type of company I want to support.
        •  Same here (4.00)
          ...although for me it's only about 15 miles.  

          I was just faced with a choice of where to buy some new towels over the weekend.   Target had the better price, CostCo got my dollars.

          Rubus Eradicandus Est.

          by Randomfactor on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 04:21:08 PM PDT

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        •  Just remember (4.00)
          when you make the 100 mile round trip to give your money to Costco, big oil is getting some of your money too.  And maybe a big chain restaurant if you stop for lunch.

          Why not just use the online pharmacy at costco.com?

          •  yes, i know... (none)
            right now, I use about 10 gallons of gas a month, so I feel pretty good about my consumption in this area.  I'm lucky enough to work from home and always organize my long distance trips carefully - there's not a lot in this immediate area, but I can get out of town once or twice a month and keep to one fill-up a month.  To date, the distance to Costco has kept me at Target - now, as I said, I'll organize a monthly shopping run with a friend or 2 to get our bulk items and wrap it into other errands.  Of course, online shopping is always nice and I get our prescriptions from a local pharmacy.  But the money that I've been giving to Target each month is mostly on larger ticket or bulk items and I really want to spend it at Costco.  They treat their employees fairly, they donate to the Dems and they fill prescriptions as needed.
          •  Buy Your Gas (4.00)
            at Costco too.  Or Citgo if you have one.  Not perfect, but we vote with every dollar.

            "Invest in the Levees or Pay the Storm its Due." Join the New Covenant With America

            by Into The Woods on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 06:18:53 PM PDT

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      •  Scrips (4.00)
        Any chance you can go to a local pharmacist, and not one run by a large corporation?  (I;'m not trying to be sarcastic; I'm serious).  Give the little firms the business.

        BC

      •  My point to them was that this (none)
        isn't just religious discrimination...it is also gender discrimination...it isn't like these pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions for men...these are only for women.
      •  That's what their policy is. (none)

        From Target's response to PP:


        Dear Target Guest, Target is extremely disappointed that Planned Parenthood is spreading misleading information about an alleged incident at a Target pharmacy in Missouri and our policies on emergency contraception. The accounts being reported are inaccurate and exaggerated. Our policy is comparable to that of many other national retailers and the recommendations of the American Pharmacists Association. Target consistently ensures that prescriptions for emergency contraception are filled. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we also are legally required to accommodate our team members' sincerely held religious beliefs as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the unusual event that a Target pharmacist's sincerely held religious beliefs conflict with filling a guest's prescription for emergency contraception, Target policy requires our pharmacists to take responsibility for ensuring that the guest's prescription is filled in a timely and respectful manner. If it is not done in this manner, disciplinary action will be taken. Target abides by all state and local laws and, in the event that other laws conflict with our policy, we will follow the law. We appreciate the opportunity to clarify our position and correct misinformation. Sincerely, Jennifer Hanson Target Executive Offices, I guess they have received alot of emails regarding this! Let your voice be heard. Thanks


        Planned Parenthood only states that the prescription was refused.  They don't mention anything, one way or another, about whether she was then offered the information required.

    •  Can send an email from our site too... (4.00)
      You have the ability to send an email to Target from our site too if you'd like.  This includes customer service emails as well as any exec emails we might have on file.

      http://www.buyblue.org/node/1963/view/action

      Take your country back one dollar at a time at BuyBlue.org

      by Raven Brooks on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 04:30:09 PM PDT

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