The South Dakota Senate has rejected this bill that would have required pharmacies to dispense contraceptives, despite pharmacists’ religious objections. Unfortunately, the legislature voted to allow South Dakota pharmacists to turn away women who are seeking birth control. More background on the bill is here.
I think South Dakota needs a new monument. I suggest a granite, hillside sculpture of the Pill, a diaphragm, a condom and a contraceptive sponge. Let pharmacists know that birth control and our ability to plan and control our futures are at least as important, if not more important, than the past.