Speaking highly of Haggen’s or Not?

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Governor does grocery shopping with Bham company

Governor Christine Gregoire now does her grocery shopping with a Bellingham-based company. An Associated Press story says the governors mansion staff now shops at Haggens Top Foods store in Olympia. Previously, they staff had used Bayview Thriftway. The staff canceled its account with the store around the time Gregoire stepped into the heated dispute over whether pharmacists have a right to refuse to dispense some birth control pills.

I read this and it has bugged me right up until lunchtime. I think this was intended to impress the reader with Haggen’s being chosen by our governors for her grocery needs. Are they speaking to the quality of our local chains product, but I get fuzzy here. When you throw in the last sentence the whole snippet changes tone.

Did the Governor boycott Bayview Thriftway like so many others for refusing to dispense the Plan B pill? Where does that put Haggen’s? Should we be proud of them because they presumably do offer the Plan B pill?

I would go out of my way to shop at a store with the morality and guts of a Bayview Thriftway. I’ll add more to this post if I read anymore about it.

San Francisco Chronicle

“Plan B can keep the newly conceived embryo from making it to the uterus in time, as well as have an effect on the lining of the uterus to make it inhospitable to the embryo. That would be abortive,” said Deirdre McQuade, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. “It’s complicated. It’s not like it always causes an abortion or always works as a contraceptive.”

Plan B Manufacturer Admits Morning After Pill Can Cause Death of an Embryo

However, note also that the drug maker admits that Plan B “may inhibit implantation by altering the endometrium [i.e. the lining of the womb].” In other words, Plan B may cause a newly-conceived embryo to die (and be expelled) because it cannot implant itself in the lining of the womb. For this reason, some South American courts have found the Plan B drug to violate an unborn child’s constitutionally-guaranteed right to life

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