Residents and visitors to Goliad have recently noticed that the Von Dohlen Building no longer has a pharmacy located in it.
My family partnership owns the Von Dohlen Building and has chosen not to renew the lease for Goliad Pharmacy.
The Von Dohlen Building, located on the square in downtown Goliad, has been a Goliad business hub and home to a pharmacy since the early 1900’s. Negotiations for lease renewal were stopped when the majority owners of the pharmacy insisted on stocking and dispensing certain medicines that end innocent human life.
The drugs in question include the Morning After Pill, Ella (similar to RU486) and Depo-Provera. All three drugs are marketed as contraceptives but are in fact abortifacient drugs, meaning they can cause a newly created child to be aborted. In addition, these drugs can have numerous side effects including the risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, stroke and certain forms of cancer.
Nobody knows better than me how important a pharmacy is in a small town like Goliad. But if it’s selling the wrong drugs, that cannot be acceptable.
Healthcare in general and pharmacy in particular are changing rapidly. Most new drugs are wonderful discoveries that help people. However, some drugs have long term negative impacts on patients. As a pharmacist myself, sharing the truth and reality about certain drugs’ effects on the health and safety of women and respecting the dignity of every human life is a professional responsibility. It is also a deeply held belief of mine.
I would like to encourage the people of Goliad to join me in standing up for the right to life of unborn children by letting the owners and employees of Goliad Pharmacy know how they feel and ask them not to sell such products.
For more information, read my open letter to the people of Goliad, which is printed in this newspaper.
Tim Von Dohlen