No Pill, No Porn, No Service

Catholic pharmacy goes out of business

By Andrea Berry
|  Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 10:31 AM EDT
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A pro-life Catholic pharmacy has shut its doors.

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Chalk another win to the forces of evil.

It looks like a pharmacy can't survive without hedonists and fornicators to keep it afloat.

DMC Pharmacy, a pro-life Catholic drug store in Chantilly, Va., went out of business last month, according to the Washington Times.

For the uninitiated, DMC Pharmacy (that's short for Divine Mercy Care) opened in October 2008 as one of seven pharmacies in the country that refused to carry contraceptives because of moral reasons, "on the grounds they caused abortions, lead to promiscuity or endangered a woman's health," according to the Times.

The pharmacy didn't only eschew birth control pills and condoms, however. It also shunned other tools of riotous living, such as cigarettes and pornographic magazines. And -- gasp! -- the store apparently didn't even sell makeup.

Instead, the pharmacy offered "booklets on natural family planning below a picture of St. John Leonardi, the patron saint of pharmacists," the Times reported.

But alas, the conservative approach didn't turn out to be the strongest business model.

"We could not make it work financially," DMC Executive Director Robert Laird told the Times. "We could never get that big push to  make it viable and finally the board of directors said enough was enough."

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